UPA schemes succeed in BJP states

Today, an Indian citizen has come to this important realization: If my state (unfortunately) has a Congress CM, I get empty words on secularism, garibi hatao, doleouts, price rise, corruption, fear+insecurity, and divide+rule policy. If my state is (fortunately) ruled by BJP, or even a non-Congress-type party for that matter, I can hope to see inclusive development, employment, investment, infrastructure, and more importantly an assurance that the CM understands my problems and sincerely works towards plugging it.

This healthy trend is visible across states in the length and breadth of the country. When Naveen Patnaik saved Odisha lives from cyclone, the people thanked their fate for not having a Congress CM at such a critical time. When Uttarakhand saw its worst ever floods, people realized the biggest mistake of their lives: voting out the efficient and dynamic BJP CM Gen. BC Khanduri just a few months back, and worse, letting SoniaG install a puppet in CM chair.

This is the contrasting state of UPA’s flagship health insurance scheme in Congress and BJP states:

While Delhi has not got going on RSBY, some other Congress-ruled states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan have either not implemented it or abandoned it mid-way. Only Assam has worked the scheme well. But the five-year-old scheme with over 3.6 crore members has mostly performed in non-Congress states such as Chattisgarh, Bihar and Gujarat.

Former labour minister Mallikarjun Kharge had complained to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the Ashok Gehlot government was hurting the RSBY’s prospects. Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra were singled out by Kharge as Congress-ruled states that had taken a lackadaisical approach to the UPA’s flagship scheme.

In the poll-bound 4 states, the status of this project:

  • Congress-ruled Delhi: HALTED
  • Congress-ruled Rajasthan: SLOW
  • BJP-ruled Chattisgarh: SUCCESS
  • BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh: PICKING UP


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