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BJP Govt. Will Implement Ayushman Bharat In West Bengal: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for politicising welfare schemes of the government.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for politicising welfare schemes of the government. Addressing a virtual rally from the BJP headquarters in the national capital, Amit Shah predicted that the BJP would come to power in West Bengal and that it would implement Ayushman Bharat for the healthcare benefit of the poor in the state.

Amit Shah paid rich tributes to those who lost their lives in the Coronavirus pandemic as also to BJP workers who were killed by their political opponents in West Bengal.

The Home Minister also expressed gratitude to Coronavirus Warriors in various parts of the country.

Amit Shah expressed his admiration for BJP President JP Nadda who established virtual connect with party workers across the country during the period of lockdown. Amit Shah pointed out that this was the third virtual rally he was holding. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi government had completed six years and importantly one year after coming to power in 2019. Amit Shah said that West Bengal's 18 seats gave him more happiness than all the other seats from various states in the country for the party.

Amit Shah pointed out that the people of West Bengal were standing up to injustice. He remarked that political bloodshed in West Bengal must cease.

The Home Minister said that BJP's presence in Bengal is not merely to expand its network—the party wants to rebuild Bengal and restore the state to its age-old greatness. The BJP will thus return Bengal to its former glory, he asserted.

BJP believed in democratic outreach to widen its base, Amit Shah pointed out. Taking a dig at the Congress the Home Minister said that the party believed in accountability. The BJP is not a party which remained in power for a number of years and then complained about the ruling party while it failed to achieve anything during its own period in power.

Amit Shah said that the past one year could not be seen in isolation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi powered India on the path of progress over the past six years. India was a stronger power in the world today and has reached new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, he pointed out.

PM Modi had said after the BJP's success in the 2014 elections that his government would work for the poor and most under-privileged sections of society. Amit Shah listed out the achievements of the BJP government at the Centre, including the benefits accrued to the poor through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Kisan Yojana, among others.

The Home Minister questioned the decision of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to deny Ayushman Bharat benefits to the poor of Bengal. By refusing to accept Ayushmann Bharat, Mamata Banerjee politicised the healthcare scheme and denied its benefits to the most deprived sections of West Bengal, Amit Shah said.

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