Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to people directly for feedback via his App on demonetisation, more than 90% of the respondents said that government's move to tackle black money was above four-star rating.
PM Modi's official website put out the following details regarding the survey (tabulated till 3:30 pm on 23rd November):
- In just over 24 hours of the survey, more than five lakh people have participated and expressed their opinion. This is a staggering number by any stretch. No opinion survey conducted in India, on such policy or political issues, even comes close to sampling so many responses.
- More than 90% of the respondents feel the government’s move to tackle black money is above four-star rating. 73% of them give it five-star rating of brilliant.
- On the overall fight against corruption, more than 92% of respondents either rate the government as very good or good. 57% of them rate the fight as very good.
- More than 93% people support the move to demonetise the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Of the over 5 lakh responses so far, only 2% have rated the move as very poor or one star.
- As high as 86% people believe that some so-called anti-corruption activists are now actually batting in support of black money, corruption and even terrorist financing.
PM Modi himself tweeted about it and said, "I thank people for the historic participation in the survey. It's satisfying to read the insightful views and comments."
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 23, 2016
He had asked the public to participate in a survey on Narendra Modi App yesterday where 10 questions, with various options, were posed with regard to scrapping of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
"I want your first-hand view on the decision taken regarding currency notes. Take part in the survey on the NM App," he had tweeted.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 22, 2016
The questions included - "Do you have any suggestions/ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi."
Some of the other questions asked are:
- Do you think black money exists in India?
- Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?
- What do you think of government's move of banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes?
- Do you mind inconvenience faced in our fight to curb corruption, black money, terrorism and counterfeiting of currency?
The Prime Minister's move to gauge the views of the people directly comes at a time when the Opposition has escalated its attack on the issue of demonetisation.
He had announced the demonetisation of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes on 8th November 2016, in his address to the nation.