1. Dear PM Modi, Opposition is right, your Jan Jan ki baat survey is a sham!

Dear PM Modi, Opposition is right, your Jan Jan ki baat survey is a sham!

After announcing the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on November 8, PM Narendra Modi now seeks the feedback of citizens by taking a survey on the Narendra Modi app.

By: | Updated: November 24, 2016 12:05 PM
The survey consists of 10 questions to assess the mood of the people on various aspects of the note ban, with the tenth question asking for feedback and suggestions through a text input field. The survey consists of 10 questions to assess the mood of the people on various aspects of the note ban, with the tenth question asking for feedback and suggestions through a text input field.

After announcing the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on November 8, PM Narendra Modi now seeks the feedback of citizens by taking a survey on the Narendra Modi app. First of all, Mr.Modi, do you think this survey will be taken by farmers, labourers who don’t even have a smartphone? I have a smartphone but I was not interested in taking this survey, so what makes you think that a person who is not getting cash despite standing in queues for hours will take this survey? Not a smart move, Mr.PM!

The survey consists of 10 questions to assess the mood of the people on various aspects of the note ban, with the tenth question asking for feedback and suggestions through a text input field. However, some of the questions are biased, and sometimes don’t have an option to respond that one disagrees. Sample this: Question number 7 is “Demonetisation will bring real estate, higher education, healthcare in common man’s reach?” The options that we get are “completely agree”, “partially agree”, “can’t say”. Like really? There is no option of Disagreement. You have to either agree with the PM on every move or resort to choosing an option of ‘can’t say’! What if I believe that it won’t help these sectors? Why should I be forced to say ‘I can’t say’? Dear PM, if you can’t take the criticism of the people then why are you asking them to take this survey?

Screenshot of the survey via Narendra Modi app Screenshot of the survey via Narendra Modi app

Then comes the most stupid question of the survey, “Do you believe some anti-corruption activists are now actually fighting in support of black money, corruption & terrorism? Don’t you think it is the most outlandish query? This back-handed question seems to be aimed at his political opponents and those who have spoken up against the implementation of the move. A “yes” or “no” question, it serves little purpose on gaining mass opinion of the currency ban.

Screenshot of the survey via Narendra Modi app Screenshot of the survey via Narendra Modi app

In the final section, you can make suggestions. After two weeks of mess and several reported deaths, seeking suggestions is a little too late. In a nutshell, this survey proves to be utterly insufficient and inefficient in summing up the larger sentiments of people standing in queues outside cashless banks and ATMs. My advise to the PM would be to first explain to the common man what he aimed at doing with this move. Also, the feedback should have been taken via SMSes and phonecalls as well. By choosing to put out a survey on his app, PM Modi has narrowed the survey sample size to only the educated people in the country. Ironically, the survey is called ‘Jan Jan ki baat’, but it seems that the government is not interested in hearing what the common man on the streets has to say.

The survey was launched on November 22 2016 at 10 am and got close to a record 5 lakh responses within 30 hours. At the time of writing this story, the survey had 27,111 shares and 19807 comments.

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    Anil
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:00 am
    Stupid article
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    Kaur
    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:55 am
    Grapes are sour .author seems biased .this is humble submission ,accept it
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    amar
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:57 am
    the pm should have ask congress opinion instead of the people of india. and congress never vote against black money and corruption and this author will be very happy
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    Ashwin Menon
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:35 am
    This is the problem when TMC goondas / AAP cronies take up writing. They have no intellect nor grace. This fool starts off by asking, in a dismissive tone, if this app will be used by farmers? How many times these fools will piggyback on "farmers" ? As if the writer is the guardian of farmer's thoughts and interests. What does he know about farmers' opinions? Even if the average farmer is not pleased, maybe even ed, he will make his voice heard come elections. These pressutes have no intention of protecting farmers, yet everytime they run out of facts and stats, they fall into this song and dance about farmers. Regarding question 7, the option to disagree should have been given. But those who disagree or agree are no experts and generally give the answer in good faith. I think the writer must stop shooting from the shoulder of farmers and treat his acid reflux whenever a good initiative begins. The people, the survey sample, has given an overwhelming response. If 'demonetisation' has hit you in the nuts, I'm afraid we the people can't help you. Don't wail in public and expose yourself.
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    anil kumar
    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    all public, pay on electricity bill in advance.of 500,1000 old noteSo think about it.Suppose electrict bill= rs500 and he paid rs2000.
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    Anil
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:19 am
    S article. Can you suggest the fastest way to get peoples opinion? What Modi has done is correct.
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    ANUJ BHATNAGAR
    Nov 24, 2016 at 9:11 am
    Its verry stupid wting. Far from facts. supporting the political drama in favour of correption only. Most of the people are more vorried who are unable to declare their stored money earned from unidentified sources. We are tax payer and ready to face more tough situation to demoralized currepted people.
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    Saffiuddin Sheikh
    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:58 am
    Journalism should always check where the legislators went wrong. Other wise nothing would be left in democracy. Great Article.Were only 5 lakh people in bank queue? The vote is by those people who are always active online, and too do their major transaction online. They don't seems to be labour, shopkeeper or farmer. Then there is nothing to see in the score of the App, and does honourable PM not know this, he know it very well, he is trying his way to cheat again people
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    Arun Nanda
    Nov 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    Dear author ,Sorry that, PM didn't consult you & your friends before taking such a decision so that this movement / action would have been unsuccessful .Next time he should call & ask you what to do if more such actions required to be taken for your inconvenience .Your advise to PM ---"" My advise to the PM would be to first explain to the common man what he aimed at doing with this move "" --- This is your quote .I am ashamed to say that every common / illiterate person of this country is convinced about the aim of this move , Since you are uncommon couldn't understand the aim . Are you really worried about the future of our country , future of our economy ?? Or Worried about your personal interest ?Can you explain the long term drawbacks of this move of demonetization ??Please explain so that common people like farmers & labourers understand those not having smartphone
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    Arun Nanda
    Nov 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    Which corner of the world are you living in ?Common , illiterate people of the country are convinced about the aim of this demonetization movement .You are really uncommon hence don't understand .But you must tell farmers and labourer of our country about your aim . Convince them the long term drawbacks of this movement .Are you worried about your personal interests ? Don't worry , more surprises are coming .
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    atul
    Nov 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    not are nothing but a congress puppet.. even after conducting an unbiased survey if u still thinks perople were not with modi then u r dumb and a muslim
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    Baldev sachdeva
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:18 am
    जन लोकपाल विधेयक को अति शीघ्र लागु करना चाहिये कारण अगर कोई बेईमान सत्ता में आजाने पर भ्रष्टाचार को रोकने का कार्य होगा। नोटबन्दी ऐक अच्छा कदम है ।
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    ramesh
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:19 am
    the pm should have ask congress opinion instead of the people of india. and congress never vote against black money and corruption and this author will be very happy.
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    Jayesh
    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:50 am
    Media does not read writing on the wall .... it speaks the agenda of its sponsors
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    pooja sagar
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:30 am
    modi ji plz bank walo pr bhi najar rakkho wo % pr black mony ko white kr rahe he agar unka mony white ho ya to fir aapke is abhiyan ka kya fayda
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    prashant
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:31 am
    Hey Stupid,Country with 1200 Million ppl view is calculated by .5 Million.Isnt it a shame, Talking against BJPis like anti-national.Come to Karnataka and see How dyurappa Destro w State
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    RAMAKRISHNAN R
    Nov 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm
    execellent move, all the best to modi sir, we will be with you always
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    Src
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:54 am
    it is Very Stupid article ...and Congress .... Sucker ..this nation ...
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    Nair
    Nov 24, 2016 at 6:48 am
    The person writing this article has started off with a mindset that it was a stupid idea, it would remain unchanged even if the number reached 5 crores in the next 24 hours, so no point in commenting
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    sanjay nigam
    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:44 am
    PM has risen from the roots and knows the pain the people will have to endure but we need surgery of sorts. Not only curruption and terrorism this move will also reduce some of our social evils like prosution & drug traficking.Unfortuately opposition is just got something in trying to remain in news and are making a mockery of themseves.
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    Shridhar
    Nov 24, 2016 at 8:41 am
    Are educated people not coming under common (aam aadmi) category? If the author still believes the results are not rightly represented by so called Common man then let him carry out survey by circulating the questionnaires once again to the so called common people.
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