Senior Congress Leader Salman Khurshid Praises Modi Govt’s Aayushman Bharat Scheme, Says Everyone Should Support It

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday (22 October) praised the Aayushman Bharat scheme saying it must get everyone's support.

"This is a great initiative for poor as well as middle class. Everyone should support the scheme. This is a good scheme that must get support from every person," Khurshid said speaking at the fifteenth meeting of the Finance Commission in Lucknow.

However, he said the Aayushman Bharat had not been implemented properly and the funds allocated for it was not spent.

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The Aayushman Bharat was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an aim to provide health benefits to the people.

Khurshid is not the only one who praised the ambitious scheme of the Modi government. Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee also supported the scheme and said that it was much needed.

"I think it is very much needed. It deals with the fact that healthcare expenses wipe families out. It does something very important there. I think it is something that we need. We need to find ways so that families don't lose all their assets when somebody in the family gets sick. So, I think it serves a very important gap in our economic structure," he said while addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday (22 October), reports Times of India.

(With inputs from IANS)

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