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ET survey indicates the mood is still heavily in favour of ‘Modi Sarkaar’

On May 26th, 2018 the Modi Sarkar will complete 4 years in power. Economic Times has done a LocalCircles Poll of citizens taking opinions from about 40,000 people from 250 districts across the country. A total of 1.75 lakh votes were cast in the poll.

On the overall performance of the government in these 4 years, a total of 57% people have given a positive response. While 29% believe the government has met expectations, 28% believe it has exceeded expectations. 43% believe that the performance has been below expectations.

On being asked whether the government is on track to deliver on the promises made in the election manifesto, 56% replied ‘Yes’ while 40% replied ‘No’. 4% stated that they cannot say.

65% people said that they feel optimistic about their family’s future in India. While 27% said no and 8% could not say. 65% people also stated that they believe sufficient development in new infrastructure (roads, power, irrigation, broadband) has taken place while 29% replied in negative and 6% said that they cannot say.

46% people believe that doing business has become easier, while 39% do not believe so and 15% replied that they cannot say. On being asked whether harassment by tax officials has been reduced, 54% replied, ‘Yes’ while 27% replied ‘No’ and 19% were unable to reply. On being asked whether the government’s demonetisation initiative has reduced the supply and use of black money in India 54% people replied ‘Yes’ while 39% people replied ‘No’ and 7% could not reply.

49% people in the poll believed that corruption in India has reduced while 44% did not believe so and 7% could not reply. On being asked whether the country’s image and influence worldwide has improved, a staggering 82% people said ‘Yes’ while only 13% said ‘No’ and 5% could not say.

When the people were asked to name the most effective mission/scheme of the government, 58% named the Direct Benefit Transfer schemes while 9% named Make In India. 19% people chose Swachh Bharat while 14% said it is the Jan Dhan Yojna.

The areas where the Modi Sarkar has got a more negative response were the creation of new jobs and the effect of GST on lowering the monthly expenses. According to the poll, 54% people stated that the government has not been able to reduce unemployment rates and create new jobs, while 35% replied it has, 11% were unable to answer. On being asked whether they have, as consumers, experienced lower prices or lower monthly expenses after the rollout of GST, 60% said ‘No’ while 32% said ‘Yes’. 8% of the people could not reply.

60% people in the poll believe that the cost of essential commodities and the cost of living has not reduced while 33% believe it has. 7% of people could not say. 58% of people in the poll stated that crimes against women and children have not reduced while 32% said that they have. 10% people were unable to reply.

As evidenced by this poll, the mood still seems to favour Narendra Modi and the BJP heavily.

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