New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday claimed that people's confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi had become "stronger" since he was voted to power, while reacting to an opinion poll that rated his government "above average" but said Modi was more popular than his dispensation.
The opinion poll, conducted by ABP News-Nielsen, says 46 per cent of the respondents had rated the government as very good or good but Modi got a rating of very good or good from 54 per cent of those polled.
"The confidence people had shown in Narendra Modi in 2014 has become stronger as his government has been successful on all fronts, be it external affairs or economy or agriculture," party's national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
He said India's and Indians' standing had "risen" in the world under Modi and referred to comments made by the US and France on Pathankot terror attack that was condemned like the Paris attack.
"Economy is sluggish everywhere but India is rising fast. Even China is undergoing a slowdown but our growth rate is increasing. It is a big success of the Modi government and people acknowledge it," the party's media department head said.
Corruption has been curbed by the government, he said, adding that graft at the top has "disappeared".
He also referred to the crop insurance plan launched by the government, saying this was the first time such a vast insurance cover was given to crops at such a low premium.
According to the opinion poll, if the Lok Sabha elections were to be held tomorrow, NDA is likely to get 38 per cent vote share which will give it 301 seats as against 339 seats in May 2014 polls.