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Political Awareness High? Here's What We Found

City Express shot five simple politics-related questions at 40 Bangaloreans on Wednesday. The idea was to test general awareness. Only G P Arokiasamy, a security guard, got all the answers right. Many said Indira Gandhi was India’s first woman President. Some said Modi had two children. Only 40 per cent knew the name of President Pranab Mukherjee. Here\'s a selection of answers.

Published: 17th April 2014 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2014 08:31 AM   |  A+A-

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SandeeP, software engineer

Constituency: Jayanagar

Presidents of Congress and BJP: No clue

First woman President of India and Current President: (thinks for two minutes) Something with P, no clue (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: Two

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 4/10

Saba, sales executive

Constituency: Whitefield

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Manmohan Singh,

no clue (respectively)

First woman President of India and Current President: Indira                      Gandhi, Manmohan Singh                                                     (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: No clue

Kejriwal’s party symbol: No clue

Score: 2/10

Samrat Ashok, director of a training company

Constituency: No clue

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, no clue

First woman President of India and current President: No clue

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka                     Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: Modi is single

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Aam Janta Party’s symbol? (thinks for two minutes) No clue

Score: 3/10

Namrata, BBM student

Constituency: Not voting

 Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, L K Advani (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Indira Gandhi,              Pratibha Patil (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Sanjay Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: None. He used to be married. But now, he is single.

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 5/10

Soorya Prakash, taxi driver

Constituency: Pulikeshi Nagar

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee                        (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: No clue,              Sonia Gandhi

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: Modi is single

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 5/10

K V Ramesh, owner of a small condiments store opposite Shivajinagar Bus Station

Constituency: Bangalore Central

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Don't know

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka                     Gandhi

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Broom

How many children Modi has: No kids

Score: 8/10

GP Arokiasamy, security guard

Constituency: Bangalore Central

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi,  Rajnath Singh (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka                     Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: None

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 10/10

Saddam Hussain S, B Com student

Constituency: Queen’s Road

Presidents of Congress and BJP: No idea

First woman President of India and current President: No idea,                           Sonia Gandhi

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s

father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, no idea

How many children does Modi have: Two

Kejriwal’s party symbol: That sweeping thing

Score: 3/10

Mahesh B, part-time auto driver and housekeeping supervisor at U B City

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, Rajnath Singh                                                            (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Don’t know, Pranab Mukherjee

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: Is he married or not? I’m confused

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Broom

Score: 6/10

Jaffer Khan, employee at a furniture store in Shivajinagar

Constituency: Tumkur                                                                                               

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Rahul Gandhi, don’t know

First woman President of India and current President:   Indira Gandhi, no clue

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: He’s not married; he’s a bachelor

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Broom

Score: 4/10

Abdul Faheem, engineer

Constituency: Not voting

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi,  Rajnath Singh (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha                           Patil, Pranab Mukherjee (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: Four

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 8/10

M Madhavan, flower vendor, near Shivajinagar Bus Station

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Don't know

First woman President of India and current President:                 Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi                               (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: His wife was born yesterday! (sniggers) What’s all this nonsense...

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: It’s a lotus...no, broom!

Score: 4/10

Sheikh Munaf, employee at a furniture store in Shivajinagar

Constituency: Bangalore Central

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Rahul Gandhi, Rajnath Singh                                                (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: Don’t know

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Broom

Score: 7/10

Ashok A, store manager, TJS Fjord

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, L K Advani (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: I can’t recall the name. Does it start with a P? Pranab Mukherjee

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi, but I’m not sure what his sister’s name is.

How many children does Modi have: I know he got married when he was a child. I don’t know how many children he has now.

Kejriwal’s party symbol: It’s the topi

Score: 3 / 10

Siddhu S, manager,  McDonald’s, Brigade Road

Constituency: Karnool, Andhra Pradesh

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Harish,                           Yeddyurappa  (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil, some Banerjee...

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Father and sister...(repeats

thrice), don’t know

How many children Modi has: (Laughs) Don’t know

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: That’s Congress — hand

Score: 1/10

T M Nagaraj, salesperson,

Vijayalakshmi Silks and Sarees, M G Road

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Sonia Gandhi, Advani (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: It’s confusing

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Broom

Score: 5/10

Surya, B Com (second year) student

Voting constituency: (Shrugs)

Presidents of Congress and BJP: No clue

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil,  umm..what’s that fellow’s name?

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Father... (shakes head) and

sister...Priya Gandhi

How many children Modi has: I don’t think he has kids.

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Don’t know

Score: 3/10

Narasimhulu M, MBA graduate and resident

of Yelahanka

Constituency: Not voting

Presidents of Congress and BJP:             Rahul Gandhi, Modi (respectively)

First woman President of India and current President: (2 minute pause) Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee  (respectively)

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: (Shrugs) Two?

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: Sweep

Score: 6/10

Anita Rao, teacher trainer

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP:

Sonia Gandhi, not sure... Sushma Swaraj? Murali Manohar Joshi? No, it’s not them...

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi

How many children Modi has: We thought he wasn’t married, but now there’s a controversy.

Kejriwal’s party’s symbol: A broom

Score: 7/10

Dipanshu, researcher

Constituency: Bangalore North

Presidents of Congress and BJP: Rahul Gandhi’s been nominated recently for Congress, I think. Rajnath Singh

First woman President of India and current President: Pratibha  Patil, Pranab Mukherjee

Who are Rahul Gandhi’s father and sister: Rajiv and Priyanka              Gandhi

How many children does Modi have: None.

Kejriwal’s party symbol: Broom

Score: 9/ 10

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