Added on : 2018-08-23 18:14:27
Who is the best Prime Minister of India? Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi? No. For the people of the country, it is incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi who holds the pride of place in their hearts. According to the Mood of the Nation survey conducted by India Today, Modi has emerged as the best prime minister of all time, garnering 26 per cent of the votes. Just six votes behind is three-time Congress PM Indira Gandhi, while BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away last week, was voted as the third best prime minister.
Vajpayee received 12 per cent of the votes in the survey, in which 12,100 people participated, ahead of Jawaharlal Nehru, who got only 10 per cent of the votes. JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda, who was the 11th PM of India, and PV Narasimha Rao were the least favoured prime minister. In all, four former prime ministers received just one per cent vote each — Deve Gowda, Rao, Chandrasekhar and VP Singh. Congress leaders Rajiv Gandhi and Manmohan Singh occupied the fifth and seventh spot in the list, with 7 per cent and 6 per cent votes respectively.
Across the religious divide, while Modi emerged as the favoured PM among Hindu voters, the Muslim community voted Indira Gandhi as their first choice leader. A total of 28 per cent Hindu voters backed Modi, while only 11 per cent Muslims voted for the BJP leader as PM. Gandhi was favoured by 26 per cent of Muslim voters.