An overwhelming majority of people think that the external affairs minister should resign because of her conflict of interest involving the former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
In an online poll conducted by Janta Ka Reporter, 82% respondents said that Swaraj should resign for ‘her role in helping an absconder’ wanted in money laundering case. 17 % disagreed while 2 % appeared non-committal on this question.
Our second questions was if this latest scandal had dented the credibility of PM Modi-led government on corruption. Once again a whopping 84% respondents said it had indeed damaged the central government credibility as far as their stand of corruption was concerned. 16 % felt the Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj scandal has not had any negative impact on the Modi government’s stand on corruption.
In response to our last question whether PM Modi should break his silence as demanded by his political detractors, 85% people who took part in our poll answered in the affirmative. 10% respondents felt that the PM need not comment on this issue while 5% had no opinion on this question.
More than 500 people took part in our poll. This, however, doesn’t reflect the sentiment of the public at large in India.
The scandal involving the Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia had not come to light at the time of launching this online poll. Hence no reference to her in the questionnaire.