Narendra Modi becomes the world’s most popular leader, here is the list

Washington: The list of the world’s most popular leaders has been released. In this, Prime Minister of India – Mr. Narendra Modi is once again at the forefront. With a 76 percent approval rating, he has become the world’s most popular leader.

There was a difference of 10 points in the approval rating of the second most popular leader. Morning Consult has prepared this list. Mexican President Obrador stood second in this list with a 66 percent rating. The rating of the President of Switzerland was 58 percent and that of the President of Brazil Lula da Silva was 49 percent.

US President Joe Biden stood seventh on this list. Joe Biden’s approval rating was 37 percent, the highest since March. The political intelligence research firm surveyed 22 global leaders. This survey data was taken between November 29 and December 5, 2023. PM Modi’s approval rating was the lowest at 18 percent. Talking about the disapproval rate, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the highest among the top 10 leaders with 58 percent.

Trudeau’s disapproval rating is believed to be due to the diplomatic dispute with India. Even in the earlier survey, PM Modi was on top. In the April survey, PM Modi got a 76 percent approval rating, which he had left behind his counterparts from America and Britain.

Even in February, PM Modi was the most popular leader, although his rating then was 78 percent. Meanwhile, on Friday, PM Modi said that people should vote for a strong and stable government.

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The recent state election outcomes in India have given the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi a substantial edge as they gear up for the upcoming parliamentary election in early 2024.

Five states—Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram—recently concluded their legislative elections, marking the final phase before the crucial general election slated for April 2024.

Though state-level results don’t always mirror national elections, their impact on political parties and voters is undeniably significant.

The BJP secured victories in three states in the Hindi-speaking belt of north India, paving the way for Modi to suggest a potential replication of these wins in 2024 as he seeks a third term.

While Congress clinched a substantial victory in Telangana, a new player, the Zoram Peoples’ Front (ZPF), made its debut in Mizoram, a northeastern tribal state.

The battleground for Congress and the BJP primarily unfolded in north Indian states. Prior to the state elections, analysts were curious about the continuity of Modi’s electoral influence—turns out, it remained potent.

Modi’s winning formula appears to encompass projecting his leadership above regional figures, emphasizing Hindu-centric rhetoric, offering “Modi guarantees” for increased aid to the underprivileged, including tribals and women, and a robust election machinery.

Furthermore, he strategically positioned sitting MPs and central BJP leaders in constituencies lost in the previous 2018 elections, intensifying their struggle for political survival. This move also helped contain internal party divisions.

Modi’s welfare assurances, coupled with the extension of pandemic-induced free food distributions until 2028, bolstered the government’s existing welfare schemes. This made his welfare promises appear more credible compared to the opposition’s offerings.

On the flip side, the Congress party’s pledge for a caste census to guide entitlement distributions based on population sizes failed to gain traction.

The BJP and Congress displayed starkly different campaign strategies. Factionalism within state-level Congress units notably hampered their prospects in the north Indian states.

In southern India, where the BJP faces skepticism over attempts to promote Hindi at the expense of local languages and lacks the idolization of Modi or acceptance of Hindu-centric ideologies, the electoral dynamics remain distinct from the north.

While the BJP’s dominance in the north might have limited potential for significant gains in parliamentary seats, the party faces the challenge of formulating a pan-India narrative capable of swaying voters nationwide.

Despite the BJP’s absence from the south being a considerable hurdle, as of now, the party and Modi maintain a lead in the battle for public perception ahead of the national elections.

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