Report card: Gadkari tops list of 5 best performing Modi ministers, Rajnath second

Country's top 50 journalists were given the task of preparing a "report card" of ministers in the Modi cabinet, after which they came up with a list of five top and worst performing Union Ministers.

Report card: Who are the best performing ministers in Narendra Modi cabinet
Home Minister Rajnath Singh (L) along with Nitin Gadkari. AFP PHOTO (File)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 22 May 2018 08:27 PM
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014 after the BJP secured a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. It was the first time a single party achieved a majority in the Lower House since 1984. On Saturday, he will complete four years in office.

With less than a year to go for the 2019 general elections, Modi remains by far the most popular figure in country's politics. However, the performance of his government, including ministers in the Union Cabinet, is long debated. Questions have been raised about the pre-poll promises of job creation, industrial growth, corruption-free India and others.

Some of his ministers have performed well and their works have been acknowledged by the people while some remained below par in proving their credentials.

According to a survey conducted by ABP News, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has been rated the best performing minister in Modi's cabinet. Country's top 50 journalists were given the task of preparing a 'report card' of ministers in the Modi cabinet, after which they came up with a list of five top-performing Union Ministers.

In the survey, Gadkari secured 7.14 marks out of 10.

The panel of experts kept Home Minister Rajnath Singh on number 2 position. They have given him 5.95 marks out of 10.

Known as the "troubleshooter" and "Supermom of State" for helping distressed Indians from across the world, Sushma Swaraj has secured the third place among Modi's best-performing ministers' list. The External Affairs Minister was given 5.84 marks by the panel.

Though the prices of petrol and diesel are skyrocketing with general public facing the heat, but that doesn't seem to affect the performance of Union Petroleum Minister much. Dharmendra Pradhan was ranked fourth in the list of best-performing ministers. He bagged 5.54 marks out of 10.

Nirmala Sitharaman, the first full-time woman defence minister of the country, was placed fifth in the ranking of best-performing ministers by the expert panel. Sitharaman got 5.44 marks out of 10. She took charge of the Defence Ministry in September 2017 from Arun Jaitley who was given the additional charge of the key ministry in March after Manohar Parrikar quit the union cabinet to become the chief minister of Goa.

Uma Bharti, who heads the Drinking Water and Sanitation ministry, has topped the list of five failed ministers in the Modi cabinet. The saffron-clad leader is having a tough time in proposing new policies and implementing them.

Known for his controversial statements, Nawada MP Giriraj Singh was placed second among five failed ministers in the Modi government. He is the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Giriraj secured 3.39 marks out of 10.

Textile Minister Smriti Irani, who was recently removed from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, found the third spot in the failed ministers' list. Irani, who was earlier shifted from the HRD Ministry to the relatively low-profile Textile Ministry, could only manage 3.87 marks.

With 3.95 marks, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons remained at fourth place in the ranking of ministers, who failed to prove their credentials. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar got 4 marks out of 10, thereby securing fifth place in list.