A Surat-based student, Mehul Choksi has successfully completed his PhD thesis based on Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Minister of India.
It is interesting to note that student bears the same name Mehul Choksi, the fugitive businessman wanted in India in loan default cases.
Mehul who has a masters in political science took up his higher studies at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in Surat and submitted his research thesis on "Leadership under Government- Case Study of Narendra Modi."
For completing his research, Mehul has conducted a survey and interviewed around 450 people which includes government officials, farmers, students and some political leaders asking a set of questions to them based on the leadership quality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While speaking to ANI, Choksi said: "The questionnaire had a total of 32 questions. After Tabulating the answers given by 450 people it was found that 25 per cent believed that Modi's sppeches are most appealing while 48 per cent were of the view that Modi's political marketing is the best."
The student, who is also a lawyer, has completed his PhD under the guidance of Dr Nilesh Joshi, Professor of Arts Department, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
He started his PhD when Narendra Modi was the CM of Gujarat in 2010. The questions related to Narendra Modi's successful leadership were asked in the initial phase, he received positive feedback from 51 percent and negative response from 34.25 percent of the people. 46.75 percent of people said gain popularity, a leader should take decisions that benefit the public, said Choksi.
"81 per cent people think that positive leadership is important to be the Prime Minister of the country, 31 per cent believe authenticity is necessary and 34 per cent believes that transparency is a must," he added.
His PhD guide, Dr Nilesh Joshi said, "We found the topic of the case study very interesting. We faced some challenges as it is difficult to write about the person who holds a higher position and that too without any biases," Choksi said.
"Reaching out to people and seeking their response was also one of the challenging parts of the study," the professor added.
(With inputs from ANI)