Kanhaiya in Kerala

Kanhaiya in Kerala

Kanhaiya in Kerala

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday arrived in poll-bound Kerala to join the campaign for CPI’s candidate in Pattambi and his JNU friend Muhammed Muhsin.

Addressing a rally at Pattambi in Palakkad district, Kumar hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the latter’s recent comparison of infant mortality rate among Kerala’s Scheduled Tribes with Somalia’s.

He said the prime minister’s analogy was skewed considering the high development indices Kerala had.

Muhammed Muhsin is a research scholar who worked with Kumar in All India Students Federation (AISF) — CPI’s student outfit — and is vice-president of the JNU unit of AISF. He takes on sitting MLA of the Congress C P Mohammed. Kumar was scheduled to campaign for Muhsin in April but his trip was deferred in the wake of a hunger strike he was heading at JNU.

Even as the prime minister’s Somalia statement continued to dominate political discourse in the last leg of election campaigning in the state, 2 more tribal infant deaths were reported from Wayanad district on Friday.

Two new-borns of a couple residing in a tribal colony in Valad, were reported dead at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital.

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