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Assessing V.K. Singh’s performance as Ghaziabad’s MP

A ground-level survey of the Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency was conducted by India News to analyse the performance of V.K. Singh, the Member of Parliament from Ghaziabad, and to gather voters’ feedback about him. Gateway of Uttar Pradesh, adjoining Delhi, Ghaziabad faced an image crisis a decade ago. Issues were rampant, solutions were scarce. The task […]

A ground-level survey of the Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency was conducted by India News to analyse the performance of V.K. Singh, the Member of Parliament from Ghaziabad, and to gather voters’ feedback about him.

Gateway of Uttar Pradesh, adjoining Delhi, Ghaziabad faced an image crisis a decade ago. Issues were rampant, solutions were scarce. The task of fostering development in Ghaziabad presented a significant challenge for any Member of Parliament. Overcoming challenges defines a successful politician. Currently, General V.K. Singh represents Ghaziabad in the Lok Sabha.

Serving as the 24th Chief of Army Staff from 2010 to 2012, he became the first Indian Army chief to take legal action against the Indian government post-retirement due to a controversy related to his date of birth. Joining the BJP in 2014, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Ghaziabad in the same year’s general elections and was re-elected for the same seat in 2019.

Before this, he has also worked as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and as the Minister of State for the Development of the Northeastern Region. Since its inception, the BJP has maintained control over this high-profile seat in Uttar Pradesh. Before 2008, Ghaziabad was part of the Hapur parliamentary constituency. In the 2014 elections, General V.K. Singh was nominated as the BJP candidate and won with a significant margin of around 500,000 votes, leading to the confiscation of bail bonds for all contestants.

The voting pattern in Ghaziabad has changed in recent years, shifting from caste affiliations to a focus on development. Ghaziabad has approximately 2.9 million voters. While elections on the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat are often contested on developmental issues, the caste card also plays a significant role. Despite the prominence of high-profile leaders, the grip on this seat has consistently been strong. Ghaziabad is witnessing continuous development on one hand, but various issues are also evident, partly due to rapid urbanization.

The impact of population imbalance is apparent in the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency. The residents of Ghaziabad are still troubled by several issues.
The 2024 general elections for the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat holds special significance.

Ahead of the elections, the public is scrutinizing the performance of their Member of Parliament. India News is conducting precise surveys to assess the MP’s performance, presenting the public’s opinions before the nation. Let’s see what is in the report card of BJP MP General V.K. Singh from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha. Pass or fail, let’s first examine the MP’s performance in the parliament.

In Parliament, attendance, the number of questions, MP fund utilization, and special contributions are considered. Based on these criteria, Ghaziabad’s MP V.K. Singh ranks at number 1 with a score of 0.65, which translates to 65%, surpassing the average.

The parliamentary performance holds significant importance during election time, and the real gauge is what the public thinks about their Member of Parliament on the ground. India News conducted a survey, posing several questions, and the people of the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency openly expressed their opinions. After engaging with thousands of individuals, let’s see what decision the public has arrived at.

The people of Gazhiabad Lok Sabha constituency have candidly answered our six questions, offering unfiltered responses. Many believe that initially, their MP’s performance was good, but now it appears to be average. The focus on development in the constituency sometimes exists and sometimes doesn’t. The public is also providing suggestions for their MP to be more active in the area. While there were high expectations from the MP, the responses indicate that the average satisfaction level is visible.

The survey also shows that the public is inclined towards the NDA in the 2024 elections. The overall sentiment towards the MP is that there is room for improvement in terms of active involvement in the constituency’s development. Based on the responses to the survey, Gazhiabad Lok Sabha’s public rates their MP, General V.K. Singh, at number 7 with a score of 4.20, which is considered good. Therefore, the ground-level sentiment, as per the survey questions, indicates a satisfaction level of around 60%, which is positive.

In the India News survey, the people of Gazhiabad Lok Sabha were asked questions. From our side, similar questions were asked about the MP’s performance in Gazhiabad Lok Sabha. It is essential to know the result. Seeing the ground-level performance, MP V.K. Singh is receiving only 0.43, which means around 43% satisfaction with the ground performance. This can be considered relatively low based on the ground performance rating.

Parliamentary performance and the MP’s score in the India News survey have been revealed to you. However, today is the era of social media. Questions were asked to the people of Gazhiabad Lok Sabha on all social media platforms that were asked in the India News survey. The result of our survey on social media is also being presented to you. In the social media survey, the MP is getting 1 out of 0.50, which is average. Only 50% of the people on social media favour the MP from Gazhiabad Lok Sabha.

The parliamentary performance, encompassing factors like attendance, question count, fund utilization, and special contributions, has led to an unsatisfactory score of 0.65 out of 1. Ground performance reveals a dissatisfaction score of 0.43 out of 1. Social media survey results in a 0.50 out of 1 score. Our comprehensive ground survey puts the MP at 4.20 out of 7, resulting in a dissatisfaction score of 5.78 out of 10. This falls below the 60% threshold, categorizing it as a ‘Fail.’

The current score is slightly lower than V.K. Singh’s rating eight months ago, signalling a decline in public approval.

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