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BJP shouldn't have introduced Bhamashah scheme in Rajasthan: Gehlot

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Alleging scope for corruption in the scheme introduced by the ruling BJP in Rajasthan, senior on Sunday said it should not have been launched.

is a direct benefit transfer scheme under which and medical treatment facilities are provided to the beneficiaries.

Gehlot said his erstwhile government had studied a similar scheme in and found large scale corruption.

"There was a scheme similar to in and there was large scale corruption in it. It was not known who was getting treatment at what level and where," he told reporters at the airport here.

The former alleged that the BJP government has only worked to change names and to weaken schemes.

"The (BJP) government brought the Bhamashah scheme. Crores of rupees were spent on Bhamashah cards and that is a matter of investigation. When Aadhaar cards were there already, then why the Bhamashah cards were made," he asked.

Gehlot said Vasundhara Raje's decisions were unfortunate and her tenure would be remembered for bad governance and as that of an inefficient government.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:35 IST