Earlier this week, when Yogi Adityanath threw stats about Kerala’s health situation in the face of the CPI(M), the secular brigade exploded in anger. First the BJP makes the Communist policy of mass murder in Kerala a national issue and now it is trying to rip apart the carefully constructed web of lies around Kerala’s “prosperity” by sympathetic media over the years.
In extreme panic, Scroll published right away this booming headline…
With a headline like this, Scroll must have big stats to back their words up. The left was getting ready to debunk Yogi Adityanath all over the place, with Catch, Wire, Newslaundry and Altnews joining the party.
But you know things aren’t going well when Scroll has to admit this in the article:
This sad admission is hilarious for several reasons. So the way that Scroll is trying to save the CPI(M) government from the BJP’s onslaught is by saying two things:
(1) UP may be doing better this year after BJP coming to power, but things used to be much worse in UP last year under the secular government of Akhilesh Yadav!
(2) Kerala may be doing badly this year under CPI(M), but it did better last year when CPI(M) came to power only in the late summer!
Is Scroll trying to debunk the BJP or its own secular liberal friends?
I’m not kidding. This is still from the Scroll article “debunking” Yogi Adityanath. Is Scroll debunking him or debunking itself? LOL
And watch this :
Would you believe I am still quoting the leftist propaganda blog Scroll?
So, will Scroll graciously admit defeat and congratulate Yogi Adityanath for his stellar performance? You’ll never guess what Scroll does next:
Whoa! What a thing to say!
Who is in charge of public sanitation and control of mosquitoes in Uttar Pradesh? Rahul Gandhi?
So, they discover that Yogi Adityanath lied when he claimed he made the hospitals in Uttar Pradesh better. When in fact Yogi Adityanath only made sure that people didn’t fall sick and have to go to hospital in the first place!
Yeah some lie they have caught!
So, I decided to go to the website of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program and take a look at the stats for myself.
Here [pdf] are the numbers for Malaria:
Here [pdf] are the numbers for Japanese Encephalitis (till Aug 31, 2017):
Here are the numbers for Dengue (till Aug 20, 2017):
And finally, here are the numbers for Chikungunya (till Aug 20, 2017):
If you are an actor or artist who plans to return an award to protest against the “intolerance” of Yogi Adityanath, this would be a good time, now that he seems to be carrying out a genocide in UP … of mosquitoes.
And if you are a journalist, just reject all the data above, and say that it’s the “maahaul” that matters, not data.
Abhishek Banerjee is a math lover who may or not be an Assistant Professor at IISc Bangalore.