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BJP leaders should atone with 101 sit-ups for false campaign:

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Days after emerged as the top state as per the health index report prepared by the Aayog, Thomas Isaac today hit out at the BJP for its "false campaign" against the state, saying the leaders of the saffron party should be made to do 101 sit-ups as punishment.

As per the report, while the LDF-ruled was at the top of the list, BJP-ruled was at the bottom among the larger states.

The BJP had unleashed a false propaganda in October last against the CPI(M)-led LDF government in and the state BJP leaders had also joined in to "humiliate" the southern state for political gains, which was "shameful", Isaac said in a post.

BJP leaders should be made to do 101 sit-ups as punishment for their "collective false propaganda against Kerala state to defame it", he said.

The health index report was a befitting reply to the "smear" campaign, the added.

Four months ago, Yogi Adityanath had said during his party's "Jana Raksha Yatra" in Kannur that Kerala should take lessons from his state in the health sector.

Isaac pointed out that in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, several children had died allegedly due to the lack of oxygen supply in a state-run hospital and claimed that accounted for the maximum cases of infant deaths in the country.

The report also saw the LDF and the opposition, the Congress-led UDF, sparring and laying claims for the achievement.

K K Shylaja said the report was a recognition of the achievements and steps taken in the health sector after the LDF government came to power in Kerala.

On the other hand, said during 2015-16,it was the UDF government headed by Oommen Chandy which was in power and that the achievements of that regime were recognised by the Aayog.

He had also alleged that the LDF government was a "total failure" as far as the health sector was concerned.

According to the health index report, Kerala topped among the larger states on the overall health performance, followed by Punjab, and

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Odisha were among the states that performed poorly in the health index.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:30 IST