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Who among these men and women will be calling the shots? And who will have the last word? CNN-IBN tracks down the potential kingmakers of Elections 2009.

QUEEN OF TAMIL: At 61 this leader is both controversial and charismatic.

QUEEN OF TAMIL: At 61 this leader is both controversial and charismatic.

Kings & Queens: Jaya, amma of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa is a woman who can evoke extreme emotions. She is hated by her rivals and loved by her cadres. She is both controversial and charismatic. 

09-05-2009

DEFAULT OPTION: Manmohan Singh admits he is a politician by accident.

King & Queens: Manmohan, CEO of UPA

Manmohan Singh admits he is a politician by accident.

03-05-2009

01-05-2009

Kings & Queens: Mulayam, the power-wrestler of UP

No one has practiced political kushti (wrestling) like the SP chief.

26-04-2009

A COMPLEX POLITICIAN: At the time of joining politics, LK Advani chose to join RSS instead of Congress.

Kings and Queens: The making of LK Advani

Find out how a boy from an affluent Sindhi family became a hardliner.

25-04-2009

FACING THE HEAT: Sonia Gandhi came to India after marrying former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Kings and Queens: Sonia, Cong's reviver

A woman's journey from a middle-class Italian family to India's first political family.

21-04-2009

THE POLITICS OF FAMILY: Rahul Gandhi has invoked the 150 years old Nehru brand in Indian politics.

Kings & Queens: Is Rahul born to be India's PM

Rahul Gandhi is the heir to India's first political party.

18-04-2009

FUTURE STAR: Narendra Modi is the brightest hope for BJP in the future.

Kings & Queens: Modi, BJP's shining star

Narendra Modi is the brightest hope for BJP in the future.

12-04-2009

NEW IMAGE: Nitish Kumar has a new message from Bihar - take me and my state seriously.

Kings and Queens: Common man's leader Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar's air of quiet dignity conveys a sense of purpose.

11-04-2009

IN THE FAST LANE: Mayawati, herself a Dalit, is a contender for the PM's post.

Kings and Queens: Mayawati, the Dalit heroine

Mayawati, herself a Dalit and raised in a slum, is a contender for the PM's post.

05-04-2009

EASY RIDER: Lalu's oratory has managed to amuse both the rustic and sophisticated mass.

Kings & Queens: Lalu, king of the Yadavs

Laluism is all about easing tensions and winning enemies.

04-04-2009

Kings and Queens: Pawar, the Maratha maverick

It's sheer ambition that keeps this 68-year-old going with a hectic life.

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