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BJP MLAs meet LG, seek implementation of Ayushman Bharat in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP legislators met Baijal at the here Thursday and sought his intervention in implementing the Ayushman Bharat in

The BJP MLAs, led by of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta, alleged that the was denying the benefits of the scheme to "20 lakh vulnerable residents of Delhi" due to political reasons.

"The has not adopted it out of narrow political considerations. There can be no logic in depriving the poor people of the benefits of the scheme," Gupta said in a statement.

Implementation of the Modi government's ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme in the national capital hangs in the balance as the government is yet to take a call on signing an MoU with the Centre over it.

The scheme aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and benefit more than 10 crore poor families across

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:00 IST