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PM Modi gets worst grades in economics since he came to power | India News


NEW DELHI: Modi’s government in 2020 is scoring the worst on the economic front since it came to power in 2014, according to the IANS-CVoter Budget Tracker.
As many as 46.4 percent said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the central government’s performance on the economic front so far has been worse than expected. A smaller number of 31.7 percent said the performance is better than expected.
This is the worst score for any government since 2010, except 2013, when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister and P. Chidambaram was Minister of Finance. In 2013, 60 percent of respondents said that delivery on the economic front was worse than expected.
The Modi government’s best economic approval ratings came in 2017 when Arun Jaitley was Finance Minister. This year, up to 52.6 percent said the economic performance was better than expected.
There is a sharp increase in the number of respondents who said the economic delivery was worse than expected compared to the 2019 figures of 39.6 percent. This number was the lowest in 2014 at 29.4 percent when the Modi government had just come to power.
Declining approval ratings on the economic front will be cause for concern as the economy tries to revive in a year hit by Covid.
The survey sample size is over 4,000 and the fieldwork for the survey was conducted in the third or fourth week of January 2021. The subject of the survey is “Union Budget Expectations.”

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