Committed to build new India: PM Modi on BJP govt's 3 years


Three years down the line, the Modi government faces serious challenges even as the BJP has been on an election winning spree.

A survey carried out by LocalCircles show that around 44% citizens this year felt that government has met expectations - marginally down from 46% last year.

More than 40,000 respondents in around 200 cities participated in the exercise conducted by the online citizen engagement platform. "And 60% citizens believe that crime against women and children has not come down, this is up from 38% previous year, a substantial rise".

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As for the most effective mission undertaken by the government in the past three years, as many as 47% said it was the direct transfer of benefits to beneficiaries, cutting out the middleman and plugging leakages and corruption. Modi's signature Clean India campaign seems to fail to impress as 57 per cent of the people responded in negative when asked if their cities were cleaner.

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Over the past one year, dissatisfaction with the government has risen by three per cent points with 39 per cent of people saying that the Modi government's performance was below expectation. They believe that though demonetisation may not have reduced corruption, it helped in fighting black money.

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The contradiction reinforces the goodwill the PM continues to enjoy despite poor rating of his government's schemes that have a bearing on daily life. A greater proportion, 69%, said they feel optimistic about their future as well as that of their families, according to an opinion poll by LocalCircles.

65% citizens gave thumbs up to the growth in infrastructure development in fields of irrigation, roads, telecom a result of NDA government in third year. Dissatisfaction has also risen - previous year only 36% citizens said the performance of the government was below expectation.

"Rising Cost of living and prices of essential commodities a cause for concern", read a government statement. "This means there is a difference between citizens' perception and official inflation indicators", the survey agency said.

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