BBC's bid to tarnish PM Modi's image fails, survey declares him the world's most popular leader

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BBC's bid to tarnish PM Modi's image fails

Today's most popular global leader has been declared not US President Joe Biden or British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BBC's controversial series to smear Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi using the two-decade-old Godhra incident seems to have had zero impact on his popularity as he has been declared the world's most popular leader. request

According to a survey by the American consulting firm Morning Consult, the popularity of the Indian prime minister significantly exceeds his colleagues in the United States, Great Britain and others. "Global Leader Approval" polled 22 world leaders and is based on 26-31 to the data collected for January of this year. Research firm Political Intelligence said the poll produced a seven-day moving average of each country's adult population, with sample sizes varying by country. The report claims that the Indian prime minister enjoyed a whopping 78 percent approval rating, while 18 percent approved of him. While US President Joe Biden received 40 percent ratings and is currently in seventh place,

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez came second with 68 percent ratings, while Swiss President Alain Berset received 62 percent ratings, according to ANI.

Followed by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (58 percent) and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (50). British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rose to 12th place with 30 percent support.

The report on Narendra Modi's rise to the most popular global leader comes at a time when a BBC propaganda piece on Prime Minister Modi grabbed global headlines.

Using this opportunity, the opposition parties tried to score political points, but the latest survey clearly shows that the series did not affect the popularity of the Indian Prime Minister.

The BBC, which has always sought to isolate Hindus by selectively reporting anti-Hindu crimes, aired a series on PM Modi's role in the Gujarat riots in 2002.

On the other hand, the Ministry of External Affairs criticized the series, calling it "propaganda a piece". "Please note that this was not shown in India... We believe this is a propaganda piece to push a certain defamatory narrative. Segregation, lack of objectivity and a persistent colonialist mindset are clearly visible," ANI quoted External Affairs as saying. . said ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi.

"If anything, this film or documentary is a reflection of the agency and individuals who re-commercialize this story. This makes us think about the purpose of this exercise and the agenda behind it. Frankly, we don't want to appreciate such efforts," he added.


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