Despite misadventures, BJP continues to enjoy widespread popularity
Trust in Modi remains very high even as trust in the Gandhis remains low, allowing the BJP to tide over crises easily
In his first term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made a sudden decision to demonetize high-value currency notes on 8 Nov 2016. Notebandi, as it came to be known in popular parlance, caused untold hardships for the common man even as it missed all its stated goals. Yet, Modi’s popularity, and by extension, that of his party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) remained intact.