"The party has not closed in on any candidate for the post of Delhi Chief Minister. The BJP parliamentary board has not taken any decision on the issue. It will take a decision on the matter at the appropriate time," Singh said. (JPN/Agencies)
Singh's statement comes in the wake of reports that BJP has decided on the chief ministerial candidate and an announcement is imminent.
BJP to ensure medical insurance for all if voted to power
Stressing on the need to strengthen social security system in the country, Rajnath Singh said that he will ensure medical insurance for all if his party is voted to power. "Health services are becoming costlier and people living in villages and huts can't afford it due to which a poor man dies at an early age of 40 to 50. If we come to power, we will ensure that health insurance is provided to all people, even those living in villages and huts," he said while inaugurating the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Medical College.
He said that even after 66 years of Independence, we have failed to guarantee quality education, quality health care and economic stability to the masses, which is a matter of concern. "If we can't ensure these, then we can't call ourselves a welfare state. I will ensure that if our party comes to power then it is provided to all," he said.
"When our growth rate increases we pat our backs in front of the world, but the question is -- what is the relevance of this GDP growth which has failed to provide, education, health care and economic stability to the people. If Human Development Index increases with the GDP then its growth is relevant," Singh said.
He cautioned that there was huge disparity in income and which may lead to civil unrest. "Increasing income disparity is a threat to the country's unity. We will have to accept that if the benefit of development doesn't reach to everyone equally, then we can't rule out the possibility civil unrest," Singh said.
After Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Delhi will be the third city in the country that will have a medical college owned by its municipal corporation. Owned by NDMC, Hindu Rao Hospital has become Delhi's first municipality-run medical college. The first batch of 50 medical students will begin soon.
The Hindu Rao Medical College, which would be named as Atal Bihari Vajpayee NDMC Medical College, has already received the formal go ahead from the Medical Council of India and affiliation from IP University.
"The party has not closed in on any candidate for the post of Delhi Chief Minister. The BJP parliamentary board has not taken any decision on the issue. It will take a decision on the matter at the appropriate time," Singh said.