Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Policy Makers: 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.