Narendra Modi still most popular leader; Rahul Gandhi far behind him, reveals survey

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Narendra Modi still most popular leader; Rahul Gandhi far behind him, reveals survey
Survey by Prashant Kishor’s team Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) shows Narendra Modi most popular with 48% of 57 lakh respondents opting for him; Rahul Gandhi gets only 11% votes.

Survey by Prashant Kishor’s team Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) shows Narendra Modi most popular with 48% of 57 lakh respondents opting for him; Rahul Gandhi gets only 11% votes

The Hush Post: Narendra Modi is still the most popular leader in the country, a survey by the team of popular political strategist Prashant Kishor has revealed it. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, though at the second spot, is far behind. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as the most popular chief minister.

The survey was conducted by strategist Prashant Kishor-helmed group Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), a report said.

The survey by the team of Prashant Kishor has revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader currently. About 48 per cent of the over 57 lakh respondents from 712 districts from across the country voted PM Modi as the leader who could take the “agenda of the nation” forward, the I-PAC survey has revealed.

Narendra Modi still most popular leader; Rahul Gandhi far behind him, reveals survey
Survey by Prashant Kishor’s team Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) shows Narendra Modi most popular with 48% of 57 lakh respondents opting for him; Rahul Gandhi gets only 11% votes.

The online survey by the PK Team puts Congress President Rahul Gandhi at second slot with 11 per cent of the respondents voting for him. The PK Team had launched an online platform “National Agenda Forum”, in July where people could vote for the leader they believe should win in the 2019 General Election, the India Today reported.

About 923 leaders had been nominated for the survey under this online platform. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as the most popular chief minister as he grabbed the third spot in the list as the per survey, with 9.3 per cent of votes in his favour. The fourth spot was taken by former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, who got 7 per cent votes, the report said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BSP chief Mayawati were at the fifth and sixth spot according to the survey, with 4.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent votes, respectively, the Economic Times reported. Among other leaders who were nominated in the list were Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, CMP general secretary Sitaram Yechury, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar – with whom Kishor had worked closely for the state Assembly polls – and several other national and regional leaders.

The respondents were also asked to rate the issues that they believed are the top priority issues in the country. As per the survey, respondents believe that women’s empowerment, farm crisis, economic inequality, education in health and hygiene, problems of students, communal unity and basic education were crucial issues in the country, it was reported.

The survey was released on Monday and is similar to the one that the Citizens for Accountable Governance, also helmed by Kishore, was released in 2013 which had projected Modi as the most favoured leader in the country, the report said.

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