Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Aditayanth has been ranked as the best performing chief minister in India in the latest India Today -Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) survey. Yogi Adityanath managed to secure 24 per cent of the total votes (6 percentage points up from the last survey), becoming “the best CM” for the third time in a row, according to the recent MOTN survey.

This comes even as the Uttar Pradesh government under Adityanath faces backlash over the recent spate of kindapping and murder in the state. According to the latest survey, six of the seven top-performing

chief ministers are from non-BJP and non-Congress parties. Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal), who has previously been ranked as the number one CM for three times in a row, has slipped to the fourth position (with 9 per cent votes) after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (15 per cent votes) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (11 per cent votes).

Who do you think is the best chief minister in India?

(Figures in %)Most popularLeast popular01020Yogi Adityanath (UP)24Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi)15Jagan Reddy (AP)11Mamata Banerjee (WB)9Others8Nitish Kumar (Bihar)7Uddhav Thackeray (MH)7N Patnaik (Odisha)6KCR (Telangana)3Ashok Gehlot (Raj)2BS Yediyurappa (KA)2Bhupesh Baghel (CH)2Shivraj Chouhan (MP)2Vijay Rupani (Guj)2

In the jANUARY 2020 MOTN SUERVEYYogi Adityanath, with 18 per cent votes, had defeated joint runners-up Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee, who secured 11 per cent votes each.

In the August 2019 survey as well, Yogi Adityanath was way ahead of other chief ministers. He had thenDETHORNED MAMATHA BENERJEE  who had achieved the top rank in the MOTN SURVEY CONDUCTED JANUARY 2019


The MOTN poll was conducted by a Delhi-based market research agency between July 15, 2020, and July 27, 2020.

This poll has traditionally been conducted using face-to-face interviewing method. However, in this edition of the survey, due to the unprecedented situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews were conducted telephonically using a standard structured questionnaire, which was translated into regional languages.

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