KCR No 1 CM in the country; Naidu down to 8th
- Modi unassailable, says survey
New Delhi: Telangana State Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has been voted as the best chief minister in the country, according to a survey by the VDP Associates. KCR stood at number one position with 87 percent. He has improved his percentage by two points over last year when he was given 85 percent.
In contrast, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu was rated at number eight position, a climb down by three steps compared to last year’s fifth position. Naidu’s popularity is 58 percent. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan stood at number two position.
The survey was conducted in 12 States. While the second positioned Shivraj Singh Chauhan got 85 percent and Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister, stood at third position with 79 percent, J Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who is under treatment at Apollo Hospital for more than a month, is rated fourth with 75 percent. Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with 62 percent and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with 61 percent and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with 58 percent occupy the fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.
Naidu has lost 11 points in six months, from 69 down to 58. The 9th, 10th and 11th most popular chief minister slots have gone to Vijay Rupani of Gujarat, Siddaramaiah of Karnataka and Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh. The survey was conducted in States with 17 or more Lok Sabha seats. The survey says Punjab would go to Aam Admi Party (AAP) headed by Kejriwal in the Assembly elections due next year.
VDP survey established that there is no stopping Modi and the NDA headed by him if the elections were to be held now. The survey conducted in 420 Lok Sabha constituencies concluded that NDA would bag 241 seats. There are no chances of UPA improving its position compared to last elections. It might bag 61 seats. Other parties, among themselves, would bag 118 seats. Seventy-six percent of the respondents expressed satisfaction with Modi’s rule. As PM, Modi was liked by 53 percent of the respondents. The second position in the race to the prime minister’s job has gone to Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President, while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stood at third position. Both of them together received only 8 percent nods. NDA received positive vote from 15 percent of the respondents in Telangana but Modi’s leadership was approved by 55 percent.
TDP-BJP leads in AP
If elections were to be held now in AP, the TDP-BJP combination would get 43 percent and the YSRCP would receive 39 percent of the vote. If the elections are held now in Telangana, the TRS would get 51 percent of the vote bagging all the 17 Lok Sabha seats. In 2014 general elections, TRS polled 33.66 percent of votes.