Narendra Modi is India’s best PM so far: MOTN poll

NEW DELHI, AUG 14 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 8/14/2019 12:35:29 PM IST

 Most people in India feel that Narendra Modi is the best Prime Minister that the country has seen so far. His popularity surpasses that of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Jawaharlal Nehru. This was revealed in the Mood of the Nation Poll 2019 conducted by the India Today Group.

In the survey, 37% polled Indians ranked Narendra Modi as the best Prime Minister. With just 14% polled Indians rooting for her, Indira Gandhi was ranked as the second best prime minister of India.

Besides this, founder of BJP and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was ranked as the third best PM with 11% polled Indians ranking him as the best. In comparison to this, 9% polled Indians believed that India’s first prime minister, Nehru was the best PM that India has seen so far. Lal Bahadur Shastri and Rajiv Gandhi got 6% votes, while Manmohan Singh and Guljari Lal Nanda got 5 and 3% respectively. (Guljari Lal Nanda served as acting PM on two occasions.)

The India Today Group-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) poll was conducted by Karvy Insights Limited. A total of 12,126 interviews were conducted (67 per cent rural and 33 per cent urban, and an almost equal number of women and men), spread across 97 parliamentary constituencies and 194 assembly constituencies in 19 states. These states are: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The survey was conducted before the official announcement of the dilution of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the NDA government.


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