PM Modi during the Kerala election campaign compared Somalia to Kerala, a country known for severe starvation and death of many of its children. PM said that infant mortality rate among the scheduled tribe community in Kerala is worse than Somalia? It is not important if one is slightly more than the other, the main point is infant mortality rates in Tribal areas of Kerala is much higher than the rest of the population and compared to a starving country like Somalia is a source of concern. Kerala government need to focus on this issue and take care of its children and citizens. Tribal leader C.M. Janu has endorsed PM’s view.
Source: Manorama Online
- 13 May 2016