RANK 3 – Mohan Bhagwat, 52
RSS sarsanghchalak | (Rank 2016: 2)
Without rocking any boats, like in the Atal Bihari Vajpai years, he has ensured that the RSS and the BJP government remain in step and in sync. Despite the rebellion in the Goa unit and some swayamsevaks carping over tickets in UP and Uttarakhand, Bhagwat’s Sangh has emerged as the perfect foil to the Modi government.
His public disagreements are keenly heard. For instance, his disapproval of the draft education policy prompted the Centre to review it.
To push the RSS agenda on triple talaq and empowerment of Dalits and other backward classes, especially in southern states.
NOTE: Finds time to watch movies with close friends from Nagpur.
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