A Surat-based PhD scholar bearing same name as the fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, has successfully completed his PhD thesis on Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Minister of India.
The Surat student who has a masters in political science took up higher studies at the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University here and submitted his research thesis on the topic – Leadership under Government: Case Study of Narendra Modi.
Choksi started his PhD when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2010.
For his research Choksi formulated a survey and interviewed 450 people including government officials, farmers, students and political leaders posing a set of questions to them regarding the leadership quality of Prime Minister Modi. The questionnaire had a total of 32 questions
In the initial phase, questions related to Modi’s successful leadership were asked. After tabulating the answers given by 450 people, Choksi received positive feedback from 51 per cent and negative response from 34.25 per cent. 46.75 per cent of people said to gain popularity, a leader should take decisions that benefit the public.
“81 per cent people think that positive leadership is important to be the prime minister of the country, 31 per cent believe authenticity is necessary and 34 per cent believes that transparency is a must,” Choksi said.
Choksi added that “25 per cent believed that Modi’s speeches are most appealing while 48 per cent were of the view that Modi’s political marketing is the best.”
Choksi, who is also a lawyer, completed his PhD under the guidance of Nilesh Joshi of Arts Department, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.