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5 Must Reads: Arvind Kejriwal edges past Narendra Modi in TIME magazine, Barack Obama focuses on relationship building with Narendra Modi and more

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 4:43pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

#01. Arvind Kejriwal edges past Narendra Modi and Katy Perry in TIME magazine's online poll

Narendra Modi, who is already being hailed as the leader at the helm of affairs by Goldman Sachs and other agencies, was expected to be the top candidate from India on TIME magazine's list. But Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal has managed to edge past the BJP's prime ministerial candidate by a small margin.

#02. Was it ethical for the St Xavier's College principal to impose his political views on his students just ahead of the Mumbai polls?

Even as Mumbai gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, the principal of one of city's premier institute St Xavier's College has raised a furore over a letter addressed to his students. The college, known for its history of liberal stance, put out an email to over 1000 students openly criticising the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, as the Gujarat's development model.

#03. Priyanka Gandhi directly attacks Narendra Modi over snooping scandal

A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real issues affecting the people. "If all power is concentrated in the hands of one person, is it a good thing? Or should people have power?" she asked while campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi here.

#04. Narendra Modi to file nomination from Varanasi on Thursday

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination papers from Varanasi on Thursday and several hundred kilogrmas of rose petals and other flowers have been ordered, party leaders said Wednesday. The Gujarat chief minister will be flying in to the temple town in the morning and would attend a string of events, including garlanding of statues of Banaras Hindu University founder Madan Mohan Malviya, B.R. Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Swami Vivekanand. He would then hold a roadshow ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election at the district collectorate.

#05. Barack Obama advised to focus on relationship building with Narendra Modi by experts

According to many experts, the Obama administration has neglected the India relationship over the last years, and inviting the next Prime Minister of India to the White House will be the right thing it can do to repair and refresh the relationship. According to experts this becomes even more important if the next PM is Modi who has been vilified by the U.S. administration in the past.

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