Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been adjudged as the best performing Chief Minister in the country, facing the least anger of the electorate, as per IANS-C Voter governance index.
The index report attributed Baghel's popularity to a number of welfare schemes introduced by the state government.
Recent schemes such as Mahatari Dular Yojana under which the government will be providing free education to children studying in private schools, who lost their guardian/parents to Covid-19, was lauded with the government announcing that it will bear the entire expenses of their education.
Only 6 percent of the respondents are angry with Baghel and want a change. On the other hand, Baghel enjoys the highest popularity ratings among all Chief Ministers, as per the tracker.
The report says that the chief minister is popular among the masses because of his decision-making ability, welfare schemes, and his style of working as a CEO. 94 percent of people of Chhattisgarh were happy with Bhupesh Baghel's performance, the report said.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami ranks second in minimum anger of the electorate with 10.1 percent, but since he is a new Chief Minister, he is getting the benefit of doubt even as a massive 61 percent are angry with the state government. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ranks third with 10.4 percent anger against him, and 37.6 percent against the state government.
The maximum anger has been garnered by Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao or KCR. As many as 30.3 percent of respondents are angry with him and want a change. In the case of Chhattisgarh, anger is directed against the Central government and even state MLAs, but there is hardly any anger towards Baghel. As many as 44.7 percent of respondents in Chhattisgarh are angry with the Central government, while 36.6 percent are angry with the state government.