Chetan Bhagat’s online Twitter polls, in the recent past, have been quite a hit. Taking this ahead, he conducted another poll on Twitter on Tuesday asking people their views on PM Modi. Apparently, this is Mr Bhagat’s way of researching an article on which he is currently working.
The writer asked his twitter followers if they would support Narendra Modi if he imposed emergency to curb corruption. To his utter shock, out of over 9200 people who participated in the poll, 57 percent people replied in the affirmative.
Hypothetically, if Modi wanted to declare emergency for a while to totally eradicate corruption and punish corrupt, will you support him?— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 27, 2016
Modi enjoys such terrific support that 57% of people in poll are ready to support an emergency if led by him in name of corruption!— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 27, 2016
Bhagat seemed rather displeased with the verdict of the voters and tweeted by saying that people don’t know how democracy works or what values should it uphold.
Blind support in a leader only hurts the leader and the country. Democracy works when govt held accountable. Valid criticism is a must.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 27, 2016
Responding to Bhagat, people were divided in their opinion. Here are a few examples:
Taking the debate a little further, he conducted another poll, only this time, with Rahul Gandhi at the centre. He asked people if they would take the Congress Vice President seriously after his ‘earthquake’ comments on the Prime Minister.
Here are the results of the second poll.
After his 'earthquake' revelations against the PM, will you ever take Rahul Gandhi seriously again?— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 27, 2016