Best CM in India: KCR, Jagan, Yogi Adityanath, Naveen, Kejriwal lead in Performance and Polls

Subhash | February 9, 2023

Best CM in India: We use a variety of published surveys to arrive at the Best Chief Minister in India


According to the latest India Today MOTN Survey 2023, here is the list of the Best Performing Chief Ministers in India. The survey participants were asked to name the best Chief Minister in India

  1. Yogi Adityanath: 39.1%
  2. Arvind Kejriwal: 16%
  3. Mamata Banerjee: 7.3%

The same survey asked each state’s residents to rate their own Chief Minister. Here are the rankings

  1. Naveen Patnaik
  2. Arvind Kejriwal
  3. Himanta Biswa Sarma

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has been crowned as the best CM in India in its latest Mood of the Nation survey. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are distant 2nd and 3rd. The popularity of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is down 6% as compared to August 2022 while Mamata Banerjee lost 1% in her popularity.

Checkbrand Online an AI tool that tracks Chief Minister’s Reputation Online, here is their Top List

  1. Arvind Kejriwal
  2. Yogi Adityanath
  3. Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Looking at Chief Ministers with the least anger across the country, here is the list compiled by IANS-CVoter

  1. Bhupesh Baghel
  2. Arvind Kejriwal
  3. Bhagwant Mann

Best Performing Chief Ministers on Per Capita GDP growth (2017-2021)

(> 1 crore population states, Adjusting for Inflation)

  1. Gujarat: Vijay Rupani (Ex)
  2. Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu (Ex), Jagan Reddy (Current)
  3. West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
  4. Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao
  5. Karnataka: Siddaramaiah (Ex), HD Kumaraswamy (Ex), BS Yediyurappa (Ex)

Best Performing Chief Ministers on Agriculture growth (2017-2021)

(> 1 crore population states, Adjusting for Inflation)

  1. Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao
  2. Tamil Nadu: EK Palaniswami (Ex)
  3. Karnataka: Siddaramaiah (Ex), HD Kumaraswamy (Ex), BS Yediyurappa(Ex)
  4. Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu (Ex), Jagan Reddy (Current)
  5. Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis (Ex), Uddhav Thackeray (Ex)

Best Performing Chief Ministers on Rural Unemployment (2018-2021)

Improvement Ranks

  1. Gujarat: Vijay Rupani (Ex)
  2. Jharkhand: Raghubar Das (Ex), Hemant Soren
  3. Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Kamal Nath (Ex)
  4. Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal (Ex)
  5. Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao

Some of the frequently occurring names include – KCR, Yogi Adityanath, MK Stalin, Himanta Sarma, and Arvind Kejriwal.

Yogi Adityanath also frequently appears in surveys pan-India that measure who is the most popular Chief Minister in India.

Yogi Adityanath and Naveen leads in Polls but KCR leads in performance, why so?

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