The prestigious International Polling organisation, Gallup international has released its survey on the world leaders and the global perceptions. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ranked among the top three leaders in the world. The top spot goes to French President Emmanuel Macron with a net score 21, followed by German chancellor Angela Merkel with a net score of 20).
According to Gallup international survey, 53,769 persons were interviewed worldwide. In each country a spokesperson sample of around 1,000 men and women was interviewed face-to-face or through phone or online. The interview was conducted during October-December 2017.
PM Modi is ranked at number three with a net score of 8 which puts him ahead of the likes of US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK’s PM Theresa May and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the survey, PM Modi is a popular leader in the Indian subcontinent with 69% of respondents in Afghanistan and 51% in Bangladesh were in favour of the Indian Prime Minister. The survey also depicts 53% of Indian respondents have a favourable view towards Trump and 34% respondents favour Indian PM in the US.
Ever since PM Narendra Modi took charge at the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014, India’s economy hasn’t faced deflation in this century. It has only got better at around 7% per year. It is highly expected that India’s economy will be one-third bigger than when Modi took charge at the office. That means that there will be a huge change in the world’s largest democracy.
In the last three to four years, the vision of India has been changed and the world’s perception towards India is also changing. It’s because of the fact that India is attaining a meteoric rise and its progress is well documented. PM Modi took India to the fifth place in terms of the world economy.
Mr. Modi has been trying to change the atmosphere around India. He wants India to be seen as the next China in terms of economic opportunities as well as the mainstay of democracy. As India’s economy accelerates to good effect and PM Modi has been seeking a distinguished position for the nation in institutions that rule the world.
To remember the fact that India started the decade behind the nations like UK, France, Italy and Brazil. But ever since PM Modi was at the helm of things, he turned the pages of India as the nation took the centre stage by outsmarting the opponents in the competition. Now the nation is trailing by the first placed United States, second-placed China, third-placed Japan and fourth-placed Germany.
It is nice to see that India is making its place in the world. PM Modi had pushed through tough economic reforms like demonetisation (rapid removal from circulation of high denomination banknotes) and GST harmonization (the start of a unified national goods and services tax) for the welfare of country’s growth.