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Telangana Takes U-Turn On Implementation Of Centre’s Health Scheme



KCR had visited PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah this month (File)


The Okay Chandrashekar Rao authorities of Telangana has made one other U-turn with its choice to dovetail the state well being scheme Aarogyasri to Aayushman Bharat.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar knowledgeable the Prime Minister throughout a video convention with all prime state bureaucrats that Telangana chief minister has taken a choice to that impact.

Telangana was one of many 5 states that had refused to implement the Central authorities’s flagship well being scheme when it was launched in September 2018.

The state, together with Odisha, Delhi, Kerala and Punjab, claimed that its personal well being scheme was higher and it could not implement the Central programme until its considerations have been addressed.

Aarogyasri, Telangana had mentioned, covers 70 per cent of the state’s inhabitants whereas the Ayushman Bharat will solely profit 80 lakh individuals.

There, nevertheless, was hypothesis that on the time, simply forward of the state election, Mr Rao’s authorities was not prepared to permit the Central Scheme, believing that it could the BJP an edge.

His present choice to dovetail Aarogyasri, nevertheless, was the second time in the identical month that the Chief Minister reversed a choice. His celebration had supported the all-India bandh on December eight towards the farm legal guidelines and his ministers even sat on protests blocking highways. But he has not apparently had second ideas.


The chief minister has introduced that procurement on the villages can be stopped from this season. Agriculture minister Niranjan Reddy has mentioned the farm legal guidelines must be given an opportunity to play out a minimum of for a few seasons to know its impression.

Mr Rao had visited Delhi earlier this month when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, triggering hypothesis about his celebration’s closeness to the BJP. Mr Rao has all the time maintained that his celebration is non-aligned and forward of final yr’s basic election, tried to type a Third Front.

Former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir has slammed the state authorities for the choice.

“CM KCR first enacted the drama of opposing new farm laws of BJP government and even supported the shutdown call given by the farmers’ organisations. He then took a U-turn and announced support for the contentious agricultural laws. KCR also took a U-turn on the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Yojana in Telangana which he had opposed earlier on the pretext that Aarogyasri was more comprehensive and better. Therefore, instead of enacting the dramas of rivalry to cheat people, KCR should officially merge TRS with the BJP,” he mentioned.

Before the municipal elections, KCR had mentioned within the second week of December he would revive efforts for a Third Front and even host a gathering of leaders however put up the native physique elections, through which the BJP made main good points, the chief minister has not made any effort in that course.

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