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KCR warms up to Modi's flagship scheme, commentators call it a U-Turn

Thursday, December 31, 2020 • Tamil Comments

KCR warms up to Modis flagship scheme, commentators call it a U-Turn

Since the inception of Modi's flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, Telangana stayed away from it. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the Arogyasri scheme is superior to AB. However, that is no longer the case.

The government has now dovetailed the Arogyastri to Ayushman. The state has conveyed the same to the Prime Minister. Sections of media have described it as KCR's U-Turn with respect to the health insurance scheme.

Commentators are of the view that this is the second such climbdown by KCR. The opposition to the Centre's farm laws has been toned down of late. Some are optimistic that it's only a matter of time before the TRS supports the agri laws.

The Chief Secretary of Telangana has also conveyed to Modi that, through Mission Bhagiratha, the state government has provided safe tap water to all households. "The Government of India has acknowledged that 98.5% of the households in Telangana have been covered with safe drinking tap water," a note from the state government says.

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