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Survey: Modi India's best PM ever, Indira Gandhi 2nd

  • Published at 12:26 pm January 26th, 2020
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File photo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters

However, his approval ratings have dropped since the last survey

A survey has found one out of three Indians feel Narendra Modi is the best prime minister of India, followed by Indira Gandhi.

According to the India Today Group-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) survey, 34% Indians believe Modi is their best head of government, with Indira Gandhi coming in at 2nd with 16%, and former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 3rd with 13%.

However, Modi's approval ratings have gone down 3%, from a similar survey in August of last year, reports India Today.

Indira Gandhi's ratings have gone up 2% from last year's survey.

Before the Lok Sabha polls in January 2019, Modi had an approval rating of 19%, which increased to 37% in the following eight months, before falling to 34% in the recent survey.

The major reason could be attributed to the growing dissatisfaction with the economic growth, unemployment, farmers' distress, and the widespread civil unrest due to the National Population Register (NPR), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The India Today Group-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) poll was conducted by Karvy Insights Limited. A total of 12,141 interviews [67% rural and 33% urban, and an almost equal number of females and males] were conducted, spread across 97 parliamentary constituencies in 194 Assembly constituencies in 19 states.