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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams UP CM Yogi over remarks

PTI
Published : Oct 6, 2017, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2017, 1:54 am IST

Vijayan also asked Yogi to refrain from speaking on the basis of “false and fake” information provided by the state BJP leaders. 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has hit out at his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, Yogi Adityanath, for his remarks on the law and order situation and medical facilities in the state. He said it “amused” him that the UP chief minister found time for Kerala despite “problems” in his own land.

“It really amuses me that you (Yogi Adityanath) found time for Kerala, despite the fact that a large number of problems exist in UP as per newspaper reports,” Mr Vijayan said in a Facebook post late on Wednesday night.

 He also expressed confidence that Adityanath’s visit to Kerala would rejuvenate him for facing problems back in UP. “But dear I am sure this break, (beautiful and happy trip) would help you to get rejuvenated for facing various issues in UP,” he said.

Reacting to Adityanath’s comments on infant mortality rate (IMR) in Kerala, Mr Vijayan said, “The Infant Mortality Rate in Kerala is 10 while the national average is 34 and in Uttar Pradesh, it is 43.”

He thanked the UP chief minister for letting the country know about IMR figures.

Vijayan also asked Yogi to refrain from speaking on the basis of “false and fake” information provided by the state BJP leaders. 

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