New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks comparing Kerala to Somalia triggered a controversy, top Congress and BJP leaders sparred over the controversial analogy on Thursday.
In a video that goes viral seen a Somali man responding to PM Modi for his remarks.
PM Modi’s comparison of Kerala with Somalia has angered politicians and social media users. #PoMoneModi became one of the top trending topics on Twitter with people using memes, cartoons and jokes to express their anger.
Mr Modi on Sunday said at an election rally that the “infant mortality rate among the scheduled tribe community in Kerala is worse than Somalia”.
Twitter users have responded with hashtag #PoMoneModi (Go Off Modi) and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Mr Modi’s remarks were “baseless”.
Somalia has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition and infant mortality in the world, while Kerala state has lowest infant mortality rates in India. Scheduled tribes are among India’s most underprivileged citizens.
Mr Chandy on Tuesday wrote a letter to Mr Modi and sought an apology from him.