CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams Yogi Adityanath.

A day after Yogi Adityanath took part in a padayatra to protest against alleged killings in the state of Kerala; Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has slammed the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for his incinerating comments.

He said it “amused” him that the Uttar Pradesh 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 Mr. 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 U.P. Chief Minister for letting the country know about IMR figures. Mr. Vijayan also asked Mr. Adityanath to refrain from speaking on the basis of “false and fake” information provided by the State BJP leaders.