Narendra Modi-led NDA government has completed four years at New Delhi, running the country with a number of major changes. On the four year anniversary, an online survey conducted by community social media platform LocalCircles shows how well the government has delivered its promises and outlines the political mood in the nation.
From demonetisation to mass denomination, digitalisation and introduction of the Goods and Service Tax – Modi-led Central government of India has almost turned a lot of things upside down in four years. Some of these decisions were well received, some were not – but no government can keep every single citizen happy – not in a lifetime, set aside about four years. Today, on the four year anniversary of Modi government, a survey result was released by online social-media based survey platform by LocalCircles – that was conducted on over 62,000 citizens from over 250 districts across the country.
All the respondents of the survey were registered with the LocalCircles portal along with their details – some even including residential addresses. Of the total number of participants, only 35% were females and rest were male citizens. The survey result shows that 56 per cent people believe that Modi government has done well over the past four years in power; which means, 44 per cent people think the government has under-performed. While the results are still in favour of the Modi government, one cannot ignore that a significant number of people think that government is not on track to deliver its promises made in its pre-election manifesto.
The low ratings have been made because of factors like reducing crime against women and children, generating employment, improving farmers’ life, lowering cost of living and healthcare. Whereas, participants rated the government high on improving India’s image globally, handling of Pakistan, fighting terrorism, infrastructure development and reducing tax harassment within four years. The numbers for 2016 was 64% back in support, which reduced to 59 percent in 2017 and finally 56 in 2018. The key reason for the decline could be ignorance of local politicians in engage with the public in solving local development issues and the government has to find a way.