- PM Narendra Modi retains the people's confidence and their vote despite Covid, negative economic growth and Chinese aggression. His party's right-wing agenda is also finding increasing public support.
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India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie talks about the Mood of the Nation Poll which shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains his popularity despite the multiple crises before him.
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