Amid pandemic, PM Modi has been acknowledged as one of the greatest leaders in the world as per Morning Consult approval ratings.
New Delhi: During the global COVID-19 pandemic, approval ratings for PM Modi are the highest among top 10 world leaders as per a survey conducted between January 1 and April 14 by Morning Consult, a US-based survey research firm.
Approval ratings of democratic leaders around the world have risen since the start of the pandemic, but some leaders’, especially US President Donald Trump, Brazil’s Bolsanaro and Japan’s Abe, who have seen far poorer boosts, or even declines, amid criticism of their management of the crisis.
As per the graphs PM Narendra Modi was shown to have an approval rating of 68 points; next were Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the UK’s Boris Johnson.
Public opinion based approval ratings of world leaders shown in the charts. @PMOIndia leads #IndiaFightsCorona from the front. Consistent high approval ratings for @narendramodi. Nation has confidence in its leadership in an extraordinary situation due a pandemic. pic.twitter.com/fwrRDsp0o7
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 22, 2020
However, PM Modi has been criticised by the opposition and civil society activists over his government’s management of COVID-19 pandemic in India, which is now reaching 20,000-mark and killed 640 people.
Strict orders for the nationwide lockdown and aggressive actions taken by the Modi govt has saved many lives and has suppressed the disease in a timely manner. However, the lockdown has highlighted the level of poverty in the country and how the Centre and the state governments are failing at curbing hunger.
640 people have died due to the virus and nearly 200 (and counting) have died due to hunger.
50 new fatalities and 1383 new COVID-19 cases recorded across the country in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s updated figures on Wednesday morning, the total number of positive cases in India stands at 19,984