A survey conducted by Traverse Strategy Consultants for BW Businessworld estimated the mood of the nation among Indians of an average age of 36 years. It was carried out in both urban and rural areas.
Young India believes PM Modi to be the most crucial current political leader, followed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah. They voted Jawaharlal Nehru as the most important PM that India has had in the 70 years since Independence, followed by PM Narendra Modi and thirdly by PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Anurag Thakur, BJP member of the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh was considered ‘most promising’ political leader’. Yogi Adityanath, CM of Uttar Pradesh and Shivraj Singh Chauhan, CM of Madhya Pradesh were in second and third place in that list.
They also selected Tata Group chief, Ratan Tata, as the most crucial business leader of the last seven decades, followed by N. R. Narayana Murthy, Infosys founder and Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance group founder.
These young people considered the increasing middle class and the decline of the “below the poverty line” (BPL) category of Indians as the most major economic change in the country. They felt “public participation” as the single biggest achievement in social change and a “more accountable government” as the most major political change.