Mumbai : The Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has been ranked among the top five most popular chief ministers in the country, in a survey, conducted recently. The survey was conducted by IANS-C Voter.
According to the survey, Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Maha-Vikas Aghadi coalition Government in Maharashtra, has the approval of 76.52 per cent people of the state. The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is the most popular Chief Minister in the country.
Patnaik, who is also the president of (BJD, enjoys a net approval rating of 82.96, followed by Bhupesh Baghel of Congress in Chhattisgarh (81.06) and Jagan Mohan Reddy (YRS Congress) of Andhra Pradesh (78.52). Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (CPI-M) has an approval rating of 80.28. His handling of the Covid-19 crisis earned him an all-round appreciation.
The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United) is given a net rating of 30.84. Bihar is scheduled to go to the polls in October-November this year. Kumar’s party is a partner of the BJP. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has a rating of 27.51. Right at the bottom are BJP Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana (4.47) and Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand (17.72). Goa, with a rating of 42.79 presents a depressing scenario for its ruler BJP.
Most surprising fact of the survey is that Rahul’s national approval rating has been found abysmally low – a dismal 0.58%. Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the chart with a net national approval rating of 65.69%
Despite the gains made in elections in heartland states in the past few years, there is little that former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has to cheer about. While a survey has ranked chief ministers in states ruled by his party among the best performers, Rahul’s national approval rating has been found abysmally low – a dismal 0.58%.