good sign for congress
One more thing becomes clear from this survey that if the opposition unity is seen ahead, then the role of Congress is going to be big. It is possible that the PM candidate may also be from the Congress. It is a different matter that the announcement should be postponed by saying that it will be decided after the results are out. By the way, there is no big tension for the BJP at the moment because according to the survey, the choice of most people as PM is still Narendra Modi. However, it is also true that after the Bharat Jodo Yatra, support is increasing in favor of Rahul Gandhi. 43 percent people have said to give Modi a third term, while 27 percent people want Rahul Gandhi to be the Prime Minister. Although this difference is huge, but it is also true that there are still a few months left for the 2024 elections. In such a situation, it can be a good sign for the Congressmen that the support in favor of Rahul is increasing. According to the survey, his popularity graph has increased gradually after the visit.
According to the NDTV-Lokniti-CSDS survey, the special thing is that between 2019 and 2023, the popularity of PM Modi has decreased from 44 to 43 percent. While Rahul’s popularity has increased from 24 percent to 27 percent. Modi is liked by 25 percent people because of his good orator while 26 percent people have always liked Rahul.
How much does Rahul gain from the trip?
27 per cent of the people surveyed said that they have always liked Rahul Gandhi, while 15 per cent said that they became his fans after the Bharat Jodo Yatra. This figure may look low but it is indicating a big shift. Congress can consider this as good news for itself and BJP as a matter of tension. A few months ago, the Congress took out a Bharat Jodo Yatra with great enthusiasm. Rahul Gandhi went through the city and village in a white T-shirt with the tricolor flag. On the way, eminent personalities from many fields were also seen walking with him. In the question of PM’s choice, Kejriwal remained at number three with 11 per cent support. It is clear from this that Rahul is the only one in the opposition who is currently in a position to challenge Modi.
In 136 days, the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress had passed through 75 districts of 12 states and 2 union territories. Congress had said that the purpose of this visit is to unite India as well as strengthen the country. The yatra started from Kanyakumari on 7th September 2022 and was completed in Kashmir after 136 days covering a distance of about 4000+ kms. After Karnataka victory, Congress is now pinning hopes on Yatra effect in 2024 as well.