Majority Not Impressed with Modi Govt’s Handling of Covid Crisis

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Municipality workers wearing personal protective suits as they performing last rites who died of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease at a crematorium, in Guwahati on May 5, 2021. — IANS

The survey was conducted on 12,070 people both in urban and rural areas of the country during this month’s May 23 to May 27.

NEW DELHI — As the country is passing through the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, majority of Indians feel that the handling of the deadly disease is the “biggest failure” of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in its second term, according to the ABP-C Voter Modi 2.0 Report Card.

As per the ABP-C Voter survey, over 41 per cent people think that Modi government failed to handle the coronavirus crisis “effectively” and 23.7 per cent pointed out the government’s failure on managing farming community’s dissatisfaction and anger.

A total of 8.8 per cent people think that riots in the national capital during protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CCA) was the biggest failure of Modi 2.0.

However, 8.9 per cent people think that border dispute with China is the biggest failure of the Modi government’s second term. The survey says that 18 per cent people gave other opinion on Modi government’s biggest failure.

The survey was conducted on 12,070 people both in urban and rural areas of the country during this month’s May 23 to May 27.

As per the survey, 44.2 per cent of the people from urban areas think that handling of Covid-19 crisis was the biggest failure of the Modi government while 39.8 per cent people residing in rural areas have the similar opinion.

55% say Kumbh festival should have been symbolic amid Covid

Meanwhile, around 55 per cent of people say that this year the Kumbh festival should have been symbolic from the beginning in view of the second wave of Covid 19, the ABP-C Voter Modi 2.0 Report Card has revealed.

The ABP-C Voter snap poll found that in urban areas, 57.8 per cent people stated that Kumbh festival should have been symbolic from the beginning. Similarly, 54.2 per cent of people in rural areas have the same view.

A total 21.7 per cent of people in urban areas stated that it was right to hold Kumbh festival the way it was held. Similarly,19.2 per cent of people share the same view.

The survey stated that 20.5 per cent in urban areas stated that the Kumbh festival should have been organised in its original form but with more precautions. Similarly, 26.6 per cent of people in rural areas also stated that more precautions should have been taken.

The survey claimed that sample size of the poll was 12070 and was carried out from May 23, 2021 to May 27, 2021.

The Kumbh festival formally began in Haridwar on April 1 with several restrictions imposed on devotees coming to attend the event amid rising cases of Covid-19 in various states including Uttarakhand.

A total of 12,000 police and 400 paramilitary force personnel were deployed keep an eye on the Kumbh festival spread over an area of 670 hectares from Haridwar to Devprayag.

Amid surging Covid cases, the Prime Minister requested in mid-April to keep Kumbh symbolic as two Shahi Snans have already taken place. On April 17, the Juna Akhara announced the end of Kumbh festivities. — IANS

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