Why are people being deprived due to political difference?In the budget proposal tabled on 1st February, 2018, the Government of India has brought a health scheme covering 50 crores of people from 10 crores economically weaker families of the country. For this purpose, the Central Government would provide 60% of the fund and the states would provide 40% of the fund (Health is a subject included in the Concurrent List as per the Constitution of India).
Ms. Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, earlier declined to participate in the proposed scheme stating that the existing health scheme of the state is better than the proposed scheme. Now, the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr. Siddaramaiah has also opted out from the scheme. I feel that they are opting out of the proposed scheme due to the political difference with the ruling party in the centre.
Now my question is: Is it proper to deprive common people of an advanced, all-encompassing health care system due to the political difference?