60% People Think Narendra Modi Govt Is Corrupt, BJP’s Popularity Is On A Decline, Suggests New Survey
Nearly 47 per cent of the total 15,859 respondents don't want Modi to get a second term.
According to a survey conducted by Lokniti Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), the popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dipped and 60 per cent people believe that the Narendra Modi Government is corrupt.
Here are the key highlights of Lokniti-CSDS-ABP Mood of the Nation Survey:
1. Modi government is as unpopular right now as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in July 2013. Nearly 47 per cent of the total 15,859 respondents were of the opinion that Modi government does not deserve another opportunity to govern India.
2. Minority groups such as Muslims, Christians and Sikhs are profusely against the current National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, while the Hindu groups are divided into two halves over its support and opposition.
3. The popularity of the ruling BJP has dipped by seven per cent over the last 12 months. If the popularity decline continues, the party might as well dip below 30 per cent in the next few months.
4. Forty-three per cent of people like both Rahul Gandhi and Modi, in fact, fewer people dislike Gandhi, which means his “net likability” is better than Modi.
5. While Gandhi has successfully managed to convert his Naysayers into supports, Modi has actually converted his supporters into opponents. The issues like GST, demonetisation and farmers’ distress are effecting the Modi government’s image negatively.
6. Over 60 per cent people believe that Modi government is corrupt; over 50 per cent have heard about the Nirav Modi scam and two-thirds of them are dissatisfied with the action taken, or not taken.
7. Farmers are deserting Modi at an alarming rate – a fall of 12 percentage points over one year – and the bulk of these gains are accruing to the non-Congress regional parties, The Quint quoted from the report.
8. Modi has lost support, most sharply in South, West and Central India.