Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee remained the top Indian newsmaker in February, the month in which he delivered the Union budget for 2011-12. Former telecom minister A. Raja, who has been jailed for alleged irregularities in the allocation of telecom spectrum three years ago, saw the maximum surge in citations in both Indian and global media as investigators expanded their probe into the scandal, while Larsen and Toubro (L&T) chairman and managing director A.M. Naik and ICICI Bank chief executive and managing director Chanda Kochhar saw their coverage decline.
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. Photo: Bloomberg
The Mint Influencers Index is a monthly objective measure based on media analysis by Dow Jones Insight, which tracks these leaders, looking at the volume of media citings for each of them as a proxy for their rising or waning influence. The assumption is that visibility and share of voice is good for them and their companies. In the case of global media, the index is collectively a surrogate for the growing or waning interest in India.
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