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Modi govt's popularity highest since start of Covid pandemic, shows survey

Approval ratings of Modi's government have risen to the highest since the pandemic though there's lingering concerns over the surging prices of essential items and unemployment, latest survey showed

MAY 23, 2022** Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses members of the Indian community during an event, in Tokyo. (PTI Photo)(
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PM Narendra Modi has met or exceed expectations in the second term, according to 67% of 64,000 people polled.

Bibhudatta Pradhan | Bloomberg
Approval ratings of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government have risen to the highest since the start of the pandemic though there’s lingering concerns over the surging prices of essential items and unemployment, the latest survey showed on Monday. 
 
Modi’s government has met or exceed expectations in the second term, according to 67% of 64,000 people polled by LocalCircles. That’s a jump from 51% last year when a brutal second wave of Covid-19 infections overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums and 62% in 2020 when the pandemic started. 

The people surveyed said the government was better prepared to handle a third wave

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 9:30 AM IST

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