Demonetisation: 90% back move in PM Modi’s app survey

Modi demonetisation survey: Opposition questions credibility, responses to survey

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 7:10 am
Modi, Narendra Modi, Modi app, narendra Modi app, NaMo app, Narendra Modi app demonetisation, demonetisation survey, Demonetisation news, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma)

A day after he announced an online survey to gauge people’s response to the government’s move on demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results so far. The results showed that more than 90 per cent respondents supported the decision on all counts.

The results, the link to which was tweeted by Modi, showed that over 90 per cent of the respondents thought that black money exists in India, that the menace needs to be eliminated and the government’s move to tackle the issue is good. A similar percentage of respondents said that they supported the move to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and that the demonetisation would have an impact on curbing black money, corruption and terrorism.

“I thank people for the historic participation in the survey. It’s satisfying to read the insightful views & comments,” the PM tweeted along with the results of the survey conducted on the Narendra Modi App. The page announcing the results said that it is the PM’s belief that “the strength of 125 crore Indians has the power to propel India to newer heights”.

A total of 5 lakh people reportedly voted in the survey from 2,000 locations across the globe. Of the total respondents, 93 per cent are from India, it said.

About 66 per cent voted that they agree that demonetisation would bring real estate, higher education and healthcare within the reach of common man. While the question had no option for those who disagreed, 27 per cent said they partially agreed while 6 per cent clicked on ‘can’t say’.

On the question “Did you mind the inconvenience faced in our fight to curb corruption, black money, terrorism and counterfeiting of currency?”, the survey results claimed that 43 per cent replied ‘not at all’ while 48 per cent
said it bothered them somewhat but that it was worth it.

The government, which has been labelling critics of the move as black money hoarders and corrupt, now has numbers to claim a similar public perception. The results claim that about 86 per cent “believe some anti-corruption activists are now actually fighting in support of black money, corruption and terrorism”.

Opposition parties questioned the credibility of the survey as well as the responses to it.

“We should focus on who would be the respondents, some urban-centric people who have known PM Modi and voted for him. I completely disagree with this,” said Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. “Secondly, the kind of questions asked. There was no ‘disagree’ option and rural people have not participated in this survey,” she added.

CPI leader D Raja questioned the results, saying, “Rural India has no access to apps. This is not a reflection of the real picture.” He maintained that the demonetisation had affected the country’s economy in a big way and that is a big challenge.

With PTI inputs 

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    Mathura
    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:46 am
    Please add to survey results that 'Maharashtra CM asks private hospitals to accept old currency notes' against policy of central government and 'Be a leader not a tweeter: American voters want Trump to stop tweeting
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      basha
      Nov 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm
      vire good modi sire
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        Col S
        Nov 24, 2016 at 3:38 am
        Was it a SURVEY or THREAT to tell people SAY " SUPPORT " or get BED as anti NATIONAL. Is Mr MODI BLIND and NOT SEE sufferings of PEOPLE.? Moral Courage is NEEDED to accept MISTAKE and make AMENDS.lt;br/gt;Lost MORALITY ?
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          Era
          Nov 24, 2016 at 5:51 am
          Survey should have more frank questions. However it is also not too bad, but yes, it seems to be little biased. A result of this survey will also be able to tell much.
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            Jacob Lewis
            Nov 24, 2016 at 8:27 am
            Can you explain the nature of this bias, that you are claiming?
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              Jacob Lewis
              Nov 24, 2016 at 8:34 am
              There are negative options also available in the App Survey, such as very poor efforts, bad experience etc...but of course people like you who are blinded by your hatred for Modi can't see those...and it's a survey poll you dolt...it is meant to get the opinion of a sample of the potion, not the entire potion...Modi-baiters are so D*U*M*B
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                kunju
                Nov 24, 2016 at 12:39 am
                What a fun play and satisfaction after rape on people
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                  Kvkolal
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 1:08 am
                  Well good luck to narendra modi if he believes his rigged survey. It's like a self fulfilling prophecy.....
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                    L bhadrapati Devi
                    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:52 am
                    Those concerned citizens who are affected by the demonetization has interest to response. Even, I am the hardcore supporter of Modi failed to response to his survey.
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                      R.Mehta
                      Nov 24, 2016 at 2:10 am
                      Only 5 lakh people out of potion of 125 crore have voted in survey and it is claimed that 90% of people are in support of the move. The figure can be used to give reply to opposition.The survey and its result is only eye wash and another attempt in self praise.
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                        Rajesh
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 4:30 am
                        Well, it is heartening that PM has 5 lakhs hardcore followers who has voted in favour of demonetization. I was expecting at least 1crore voters. What should I conclude? That out of 125 crore potion, only 5 lakhs???. OK there must be 10 crores smart phone users in India, so 9.95 crores have not voted. Are they against this demonetization? I was expecting heavy traffic on Modi's app. Server will get crash, etc, etc.
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                          ravindra k
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 5:17 am
                          I agree with you. Modi has no courage to roll back. He is afraid of his image. Without thinking of the implications he did all this mess. All are suffering a lot. People are resorting to suicides. But Modi is unmoved. He want to protect his ego.
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                            ravindra k
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 5:13 am
                            Who will believe this survey? only 5 lac respondents out of 120 crore potion??? No body knows about this app. only BJP people voted in the survey to appease Modi... all trash..
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                              Vijay
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 11:13 pm
                              Shame on this..!! What a Lame..!! Can online survey reflect the people of India? Villages and towns represent India. People using online (including me) can do transactions online and so not much affected(Only 20% of total). What about suffering people all over India waiting in queues?
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                                sahil
                                Nov 24, 2016 at 6:05 am
                                The app users are not the people affected by this hara-kiri. Those affected will use the evm app and burst the bubble of the Brahmin reich.
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                                  EssPee
                                  Nov 24, 2016 at 5:05 am
                                  A survey is as good as the sample. If the sample is biased, the results are biased and invalid.
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                                    Guru
                                    Nov 24, 2016 at 2:38 am
                                    After conducting a survey in a bar, the results were 99% feel that alcohol should not be banned in the country. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is exactly similar to the App survey by Chadhi Sarkar. After all the App is downloaded only by Bhakts and most of the people are too busy to download the App and give their opinion and most of the people who are affected cant afford smart phones and @G/#G charges
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                                      Guru
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm
                                      Support Demonetisation
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                                        G Subhash
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm
                                        Thus is not a scientific survey. Only those respondents who care enough will respond, which biases the results towards the larger cities. The people most inconvenienced by it however are villagers. We need a rural survey -- or elections.
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                                          sreedhar
                                          Nov 24, 2016 at 3:29 am
                                          how many voted in this I ME MYSELF Survey ? till yesterday evening about 5 lakh that is not even 1% of India and this mostly those COW,SOLDIER, NAMO -vigilantes. MODI calls less than 1% of India as 99% of India. I think a kindergarten child who has a strong dislike towards maths can do better calculation.
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                                            Murugan
                                            Nov 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                                            As on Feb 2016 - 1.79 crores of people followed modiji in twitter as per Wikipedia. Now only 5 lakhs people support modiji on demonetization issue. Where are the other 1.74 crores of people who follow modiji on twitter? Now they are not supporting modiji and so not voted in favour of demonetisation. This survey clearly shows the diminishing image of modiji and not otherwise.
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