PMO's omitting most of Kerala from India map causes outrage

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Bangalore, June 29: A twitter photo of India's map posted by the prime minister's office (PMO) showing parts of southern India (including most of Kerala) being cut off has drawn flak from some Malayali followers.

The photo was posted to show that a number of international, low-cost and green-field airports are due to be set up across various states in India as part of the infrastructual development plan finalised in a meeting led by the prime minister on Friday for the 2013-14 fiscal.

But even though the map shows Mysore as a location of a green-field airport (which doesn't figure among the names mentioned in the list), Kannur in Kerala was surprisingly missing in the map (even though the name figures in the list). On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir has been shown in the map even if it is not a part of the airport scheme.

The picture has caused an outrage among a section of the Malayalis for their home state Kerala has almost been omitted from the map.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>. <a href="">@PMOIndia</a> No, because you cut the map somewhere south of Coimbatore.</p>— Nikhil Narayanan (@nikhilnarayanan) <a href="">June 29, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Shouldn't the PMO have been more careful while posting the map?

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