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The NHPS announced would require Rs 1.25 trillion for premium payment, which is more than the allocation for health sector in the budgets of the Centre and the states put together, he said

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Shatrughan Sinha   (Photo Credit: Official website of the BJP MP)
Shatrughan Sinha (Photo Credit: Official website)

Joining fellow disgruntled BJP leader in a protest over farmers' issues, MP today questioned viability of the health insurance scheme announced in the Union Budget.

The actor-turned-politician today reached Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh, where former finance minister has launched a sit-in protest for farmers whose lands would be acquired for a thermal power plant.

The Health Protection Scheme announced by finance minister would require Rs 1.25 trillion for premium payment, which is more than the allocation for health sector in the budgets of the Centre and the states put together, said.

"Where would this money come from," he asked, addressing the gathering.

The BJP MP recently joined Rashtra Manch, a political platform floated by has organised the sit-in outside Narsinghpur collector's office since February 1.

Earlier in the day, the unit of AAP joined in Sinha's agitation.

"I am sitting with Yashwant-ji. Our party also took out a mock funeral procession of the BJP government in for its anti-farmer policies," state AAP convener Alok Agrawal told PTI over phone from Narsinghpur.

Agrawal added that Sinha's protest is to press for several demands, among them jobs for farmers who will be displaced by the upcoming coal-fired power project.

First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 08:03 IST
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