A ground-level survey of the Jhansi parliamentary constituency was conducted by India News to analyse the performance of Anurag Sharma, the Member of Parliament from Jhansi, and gather voters’ feedback about him.
Anurag Sharma, an Indian politician, secured a seat in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament, representing Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, in the 2019 general elections as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The identity of Jhansi is known worldwide due to the bravery of Queen Lakshmibai.There is a special connection of Jhansi with hockey maestro Major Dhyan Chand and even Maithilisharan Gupta was born in the soil of Jhansi. Before 2019, Anurag Sharma was never actively involved in politics, but his late father Vishwanath Sharma was a Member of Parliament twice.
Vishwanath Sharma was a Member of Parliament from Jhansi in 1980 and from Hamirpur in 1991. In the past few years, MP Anurag Sharma has become quite popular due to his work in his constituency. The most significant thing is that MP Anurag Sharma is also the International Treasurer of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The CPA is the world’s largest and oldest inter-parliamentary association.
The people of Jhansi Lok Sabha have responded directly to our six questions without any masking. The reality about the Member of Parliament (MP) is emerging from this survey. While many believe the MP’s work is commendable, the constituents want to witness more active engagement from their MP in the region. The public opinion in favor of the ruling party is more noticeable in this survey. The people seem content with the Modi government’s performance.
The constituents have substantial expectations from MP Anurag Sharma. Based on the development in the constituency and incomplete promises, Jhansi Lok Sabha’s people rate their MP Anurag Sharma at 5th position with a remarkable score of 3.6 out of 5, achieving 72% based on questions asked on the ground. The ground assessment accounts for 20%, placing the MP at 2 out of 10, an impressive 96% score. The social media presence, however, lacks strength, receiving a lower score of 0.5 out of 2, representing 25% favorability toward the MP.
Looking at the work done in the parliament—attendance, questioning, fund utilization, and special contributions—the MP scores 0.85 out of 1, 1.28 out of 2 based on ground performance, and 0.25 out of 2 in the social media survey. Combining all these, the MP receives a cumulative score of 6.87 out of 10, which is quite commendable.
MP Report Card (Ground)
1. Are you satisfied with the work of your Member of Parliament?
A. Yes – 72%
B. No – 25.24%
C. Don’t know – 2.76%
2- Would you like to re-elect your current Member of Parliament?
A. Yes -95%
B. No – 4.02%
C. Don’t know – 0.98%
3- In the 2024 general elections, which party would you like to vote for?
B.I.N.D.I.A – 7.07%
C. Other parties – 9.57%
D- NOTA – 2.21%
E- Can’t say – 19.30%
4- In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, what basis will you vote on?
A- Performance of the Modi government – 58.25%
B- Unemployment and inflation – 29.68%
C- Caste – 1.66%
D- None of these – 5.13%
E- Can’t say – 5.28%
A. Yes – 73.60%
B. No – 18.46%
C. Don’t know – 7.94%
5. Have you benefited from the central government’s schemes?
Yes – 53.53%
No – 46.46%
Can’t say – 0.01%
6. – Which scheme has benefited you?
Free Ration – 24.41%
Jan Dhan Yojana – 1.94%
Home and Toilets – 4.99%
Ayushman Bharat – 3.32%
Ujjwala Yojana – 3.46%
Other schemes – 5.02%
All of these – 10.26%
None of these – 46.60%
Ground Survey Rating – 2.55/10