Rahul Gandhi is Yahoo! top newsmaker of 2009

Rahul Gandhi is Yahoo! top newsmaker of 2009

 
Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi meets students, who came to visit the Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTIAccording to Yahoo! India News, the leading online news website, Rahul emerged clear winner in the newsmaker category, followed by cricketers and Bollywood stars.

“Some of the key stories for Rahul to be the top newsmaker for the year included pulling up the sagging fortunes of the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh, tirelessly working towards making the Congress a youth-oriented party and repudiate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s offer to take a seat in Cabinet amongst others,” the company said in a statement.

Following Rahul Gandhi is Katrina Kaif who was in news constantly for her movies and private life. Reality show star Rakhi Sawant managed a fifth spot after Lalit Modi, cricket’s billion-dollar man who changed the face of the game and A R Rahman, who made India proud by winning Oscars this year. Based on the number of clicks registered for a particular news item and time spent by users on the news page of Yahoo! India, the website editorial team collated all the information to come up with a list of top five newsmakers in 2009.

In the events category, among the most read on the website are Delhi High Court verdict on gay rights, Mumbai sea-bridge and the swine flu attack, the company said. In the farewells category, top picks include AP Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, Maharani Gayatri Devi, pop legend Michael Jackson, famous British reality show star Jade Goody and umpire David Shepherd.

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