Mamata among 50 most influential

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 06, 2012 15:45 hrs

Bloomberg Markets magazine has named West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in its list of 50 most influential people in the world of finance.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief is holding the 21st position in the list.

"Mamata Banerjee CHIEF MINISTER West Bengal Her Trinamool Congress party, part of the ruling coalition, has stalled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's economic reform agenda by opposing foreign retailers. Banerjee, 57, won a landslide in West Bengal in 2011 to end 34 years of communist rule," the magazine said in the October issue.

The list includes the names of eminent personalities including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hyundai Motor Co. Chairman Chung Mong Koo.

The magazine has named Mamata under the ´Policy Makers´ section of the list that also included the name of Nobel laureate and opposition leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mamata had earlier earned a place on Time magazine's chart enlisting the 100 most influential people of the world.

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