New Delhi: As if their power struggle wasn’t enough, now the AAP government in Delhi and the Centre have agreed to disagree on the name of a health scheme! The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reportedly rejected the Kejriwal government’s proposal to change the name of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme to Aam Aadmi Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Bima Yojana-Ayushman Bharat. The suggestion laid emphasis on ‘Aam Aadmi’ and ‘Mukhya Mantri’. (Also read: Change PM Modi’s Name to Fetch More Votes, Says Arvind Kejriwal) Also Read - Modi Government Likely to Bring Health Scheme For Middle Class, NITI Aayog Prepares Road Map

For adopting the scheme, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government had suggested the name as one of its conditions. The government is likely to put up the proposal again, said reports on Thursday.  “We have been told that the name of the scheme will not be changed,” a senior state government official was quoted by DNA as saying. “We are waiting for the letter from the Ministry, and then we will raise the matter with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health minister Satyendar Jain.” (Also read: ‘Voting For Cong Would Mean Cutting AAP’s Votes’) Also Read - Ayushman Bharat Completes 1 Year, 'Around 50,000 Beneficiaries Outside Home State' Tweets PM Modi



Ayushman Bharat CEO Dr Indu Bhushan has confirmed the development. “They can keep it state specific, but the national outlook should be given priority. The Delhi government has not reverted yet,” he said. The health insurance scheme offers a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and would benefit over 10 crore poor families across India. The scheme is to be launched on September 25. “This is PM Modi’s ambitious scheme for the people of India,” said a senior official from the Union Health Ministry, “it should not be moulded into any kind of political vendetta. If any state has to adopt the scheme, it cannot tamper with the originality.” The Centre has put away Rs 10,000 for the scheme which is touted as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare insurance programme. Also Read - PM Modi Wants App For Disabled, Action on Ayushman Bharat Frauds