The latest survey indicates that BJP is very comfortable to retain it’s forts in both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisghar, but it need to project a new leader in Rajasthan, TheIndia Today-Axis My India survey revales that BJP’s chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh and Raman Singh in Chhattisghar, even after completing their third term in office, remained as most popular faces in respective states. But Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan is lagging behind in popular choice. Assemlby elections in these three states are scheduled to be held later this year.
In Rajasthan, as 48 per cent of respondents want a new leadership. The survey, called Political Stock Exchange (PSE), is India’s first ever weekly tracker of the country’s political pulse. Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularty is far ahead of Chief Ministers in these three states. In this state, the sample size was 9,850.A mere 32 per cent of respondents were satisfied with Chief Minister Raje’s government. Some 15 per cent said its performance was “average”.
However, as many as 57 per cent of respondents want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the country for another five years. Only 35 per cent picked Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president. Among Congress leaders in the state, 35 per cent of respondents want Ashok Gehlot to be chief minister, and 11 per cent backed Sachin Pilot, the chief of the Congress’s Rajasthan unit, for the top post.
In Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has emerged as the favourite of 46 per cent of voters. Only, 32 supported the Congress party’s Jyotiraditya Scindia emerges as the next chief minister of the state. Scindia’s popularity is well ahead of that of Kamal Nath, who found favour with only 8 per cent of the respondents.
The Madhya Pradesh survey, with a sample size of 12,035, indicated that 47 per cent of voters considered unemployment to be a major issue, followed by agricultural problems, drinking water, sanitation and price rise. As many as 56 per cent of respondents voted in favour of another term in office for Prime Minister Modi, followed by 36 per cent supporting Rahul Gandhi for the top job.
In Chhattisgarh, as many as 41 per cent of respondents favouring Raman Singh as the next Chief Minister of the state. Only 21 per cent supported state Congress president Bhupesh Baghel. Around 39 per cent expressed satisfaction with the Singh administration’s performance, while 34 per cent voted for a change. As many as 59 per cent of respondents want Prime Minister Modi to be given another term, while 34 per cent want Rahul Gandhi to be the next PM.