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Kerala Finance Minister hits out at CM Yogi Adityanath over remarks on medical facilities

"One thing is very clear. The national leaders of BJP have no knowledge about Kerala at all, except the lies being propagated by the state BJP leaders," alleged Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 4, 2017 10:44 pm
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Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Wednesday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remarks on “inadequate” medical facilities in the state and invited him to visit hospitals and schools as a guest to get a clearer picture. He took a jibe at Adityanath over his appeal that Kerala should take lessons from his state, saying the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and the BJP workers did not seem to know anything about Kerala’s culture or achievements.

Isaac suggested that the BJP leader, who was in Kerala to participate in BJP’s Janaraksha march at Keecheri in Kannur on Wednesday, stay as a guest and visit hospitals and schools before making such remarks about the state which, he said, was far ahead in development parameters. “The people of Uttar Pradesh will benefit out of this,” he said in a statement.

“One thing is very clear. The national leaders of BJP have no knowledge about Kerala at all, except the lies being propagated by the state BJP leaders,” he alleged.

“However, things are different here. Keralites are well aware of what is happening in Uttar Pradesh,” he said. In India, Uttar Pradesh has the distinction of being the state with the highest child mortality rate with 50 children dying for every 1,000 births, while in Kerala, the mortality rate was 12, he claimed.

As per the rural health statistics of 2015, in 15 years, when the population increased by 25 per cent, primary health centres decreased by eight per cent, he claimed. Issac said that in Uttar Pradesh, 64 among 1,000 people die before the age of five and 35 within a month.

In maternal mortality, that state stands second in the country and 62 per cent of pregnant women fail to get even minimum healthcare, the minister claimed. “If Adityanath had made the statement as a leader of the BJP, we could have understood but he is the chief minister of a state and he should show the dignity to the position he holds,” the minister said.

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    Lucian DSilva
    Oct 14, 2017 at 10:45 am
    Yogi's remarked on “inadequate” medical facilities in Kerala is false. Immediately when Yogi understood this with no alternative he quickly unleashed the famous card "Love Jihad". Actually what is Love Jihad ? is it Finance? is it Health care? is it Agriculture? is it Economy ? Such tactics wont work anymore as now people wants Peace, Harmony, brotherhood relationship with all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, language, geographical localities, sects etc. All wants Gandhian philosophy for progress, sustainability and peace and harmony in the World over. In this e munication era all knows the fate of Totalitarian States of the world, the Dictator States of the world and the Religious Fanatic states of the world – in complete ruins many in Africa continents, Saudi Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan Syria, Turkey, USSR break-away states, Pakistan, Bangladesh where people are fed-up with Fanatism and moving out. Indian don’t want to follow such suicidal step!!!
    1. N
      Oct 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm
      Frog in the well. Now.People of other states know Kerala more than what people of Kerala know. Thanks to successive Jihadi and Appea t Raj of Kerala.
      1. n
        Oct 4, 2017 at 11:55 pm
        People of India {EXCEPT BJP LEADERS } knew what KERALA is even before the birth of brainless wonder known as BJP