Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to remain the top-rated world leader with an approval rating of 76 per cent, according to a survey by Morning Consult.
According to the US-based consultancy firm's 'Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker’, 76 per cent of the people laud and approve of PM Modi’s leadership, while 18 per cent disapprove of it and six per cent had no opinion.
The Prime Minister remains at the top rank by a large margin as Switzerland President Alain Berset is placed at the second spot with 64 per cent rating, followed by Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with 61 per cent rating.
PM Modi had topped the rankings in previous ratings also.
United States President Joe Biden has a 40 per cent approval, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has 37 per cent, UK PM Rishi Sunak stood at 27 per cent ratings, and France President Emmanuel Macron gathered just 24 per cent rating. Notably, all these leaders travelled to India for the G20 Summit which concluded recently in New Delhi, and met PM Modi on the sidelines.
Over 40 global leaders and their delegations were present at the G20 Summit.
The Prime Minister held bilaterals with Biden, Macron, Sunak on the sidelines of the Summit.
The New Delhi Declaration was adopted unanimously with full consensus on the very first day of the Leaders’ Summit. All nations were brought on a single page and a consensus was built on the issue of Russia-Ukraine war.
PM Modi handed over the gavel to Brazilian President Lula da Silva at the conclusion of the Summit and also proposed to hold a virtual G20 session in November to review the suggestions and proposals made during the meetings.
BJP leaders react
Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded the survey and said that it is a testament of global recognition of the Prime Minister's achievements in lifting people out of poverty.
"The latest Morning Consult survey shows that PM @narendramodi Ji's popularity remains unrivalled among global leaders. This is not only a testament to the success of the Modi doctrine in foreign policy but also a global recognition of Modi Ji's undeterred achievements in lifting millions out of poverty, selfless efforts to improve their living standards and people's unyielding trust in him," Shah posted on X, formerly Twitter.
BJP national president JP Nadda hailed PM Modi's leadership and said that the survey reflects his "stupendous successes in foreign policy".
"Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi Ji's popularity remains unparalleled among world leaders! The latest Global Leader Approval Rating by Morning Consult is an affirmation of people's unabated trust in PM Modi Ji's leadership that stems from his dedication to serve them with utmost selflessness. This survey reflects PM Modi Ji's stupendous successes in foreign policy, social welfare, and making our country a global power," Nadda posted on X.
(With ANI inputs)