Who are the badass leaders in Indian politics and why?

Answer by Sandeep Benny:

  • Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister of India , Former CM of Goa

He is the first Chief Minister of an Indian state, who is an IITian. But, besides his academic achievements, his work efficiency and clean image as a leader, has made him a common man's Hero!

Some of the kick-ass things he has done so far :

  • In his home state Goa, he lives in his own house and has converted his official CM’s residence into his office.
  • Every girl child gets Rs 1 Lac deposited automatically into her bank account on completion of 18 years
  • An amount of Rs. 1000/- is directly credited in the bank account of housewives every month as a measure to combat Price Rise
  • Goa is the only state where petrol costs less than diesel. This was made possible due to the VAT being slashed down to 0.1% as part of the party's 2012 poll manifesto, which slashed petrol prices by a whopping Rs.15 per litre.
  • He does not believe in spending public money over security and travel. When he is required to fly, he uses regular airlines instead of chartered flights and travels in Economy class.
  • Last but not the least, he was awarded the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award 2012 in the politics category.

I think this pretty much makes him the most badass politician in town. 😉

Who are the badass leaders in Indian politics and why?


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