IE 100 most powerful Indians in 2017: 3 Odias in top 50

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Bhubaneswar: Three persons from Odisha, Dipak Misra, Dharmendra Pradhan and P K Mishra have been ranked among the top 100 most powerful Indians by the Indian Express in a list that has been topped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second consecutive time.

Dipak Misra, who is a judge of the Supreme Court of India, is ranked at the 15th spot.

Dipak Misra

Similarly, the additional principal secretary to the PM, P K Mishra is placed at the 26th spot.

PK Mishra

Riding high on his so far successful stint in the BJP government as the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and the face of the party in the State, Dharmendra Pradhan makes it to No. 30.

The list has remained unchanged for the second and third spots too. BJP president Amit Shah and the current chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Madhukar Bhagawat are at the second and third positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been able to make his presence felt at the 65th spot in the list of 100 most powerful Indians in 2017.

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