East or West, Modi is the best; threat to regional stalwarts including KCR: Pew survey

East or West, Modi is the best; threat to regional stalwarts including KCR: Pew survey

According to a survey conducted by US-based think-tank Pew, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular leader in India while ruling BJP party is the favourite party. If the survey is to be believed, the party, which won the Lok Sabha elections in the 2014, is still the number one choice for the respondents. The Pew Research Center conducted the survey in India from February 21 to March 10, 2017. The incumbency factor seems to have failed to dent PM Modi’s image because as per the survey PM Modi is the tallest national leader in the country. Apart from being a towering personality, Modi has also managed to successfully overshadow the regional stalwarts too.
With a strong backing in the Hindu-belt, BJP was considered as predominantly a north Indian political party. Narendra Modi also beats Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal in popularity stakes in north India. Besides he has managed to gain envious popularity outside North India too.
As reported by Financial Express he got 84 percent favourable tag from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. In western states like Gujarat and Maharashtra, PM Modi got 92 percent. Surprisingly Modi enjoys 85 pc in Eastern Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha and faces a tough competition from hugely popular leaders like chief ministers Nitish Kumar, Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik while he enjoys a whopping 95 percent of favourable responses in the south, which comprises Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In south he has beaten stalwarts like K Chandrashekhar Rao, N Chandrababu Naidu and late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha.