PM Modi tops ‘the most trusted government’ in the world: Forbes Survey
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 14-Jul-2017

India topped the governmental confidence with the 73% across the globe while Canada stood on the second place with 62% in government. India has come out on top in a survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on how much a country trusts its government.  The result has been published in a report named Government at a Glance 2017.

The list has India at the top, giving a huge thumbs-up to the BJP-led NDA government that has Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. The lowest on the list is Greece, which has over the past few years struggled a lot with its finances and global loan defaults, and has had to be bailed out by the European Union.

According to a Forbes report "With 73% India tops the governmental confidence league while Canada also had higher than average confidence levels at 62%." The result can be interpreted as a huge vote of confidence in Modi and his government in India, despite the rising number of cases of cow vigilantism and right-wing violence in certain quarters.

It could also be an indication that Modi is set to return to power for a second term in 2019. However, there is a lot of time between then and now, and a lot can happen in that time.  The OECD survey result can also be seen as the people's support towards schemes that the NDA government has introduced, revamped or revived. It could also be the result of no scam coming to light so far under the Modi regime.

The Americans' confidence in the current US government under billionaire business tycoon-turned-politician and current President Donald Trump is a mere 30%. Even the United Kingdom scores 41% in the latest survey.