Now, when Prime Minister Modi made a niche for himself in the list of most powerful leaders of the world, Congress President Sonia Gandhi failed to get a place in the same list.
Modi joined the most powerful people ranking 15th on the Forbes list with Russian President Vladimir Putin once again beating US President Barack Obama to the top spot. [Modi ranked 15th on Forbes power list; Putin tops]
Modi joined the most powerful people ranking 15th on the Forbes list
Other Indians on the list of 72 most powerful people in the world included Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at 36th, ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal at 57th and Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella at 64th spot.
While Mrs Gandhi has been facing hurdles in Indian politics, her son-in-law Robert Vadra has been facing troubles while doing his business in the country.
According to sources, Vadra began shutting down four companies since May 2014, the time when Narendra Modi government came into power at the centre. [Read: BJP's fear makes Sonia's son-in-law jittery? Robert Vadra closes 4 companies]Sources also informed that Vadra will completely wind up his business in both Haryana and Rajasthan as his other companies too will be closed down soon. The four companies, which have already shut down, were -- Lifeline Agrotech Private Limited, Greenwave Agro Private Limited, Rightline Agriculture Private Limited and Primetime Agro Private Limited.
The other two companies, which are yet to be closed down, are -- Future Infra Agro Private Limited and Best Seasons Agro Private Limited - are in the process of closing down. All six companies across Haryana and Rajasthan were incorporated in 2012.
Both Rajasthan and Haryana witnessed a change of politics recently. The two states, which were under Congress government, have come under BJP government. Vasundhara Raje and ML Khattar, the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Haryana respectively claimed that their government would probe Vadra's land deal and business in the states.