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PM Modi has to take call on caste census: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar


On Monday, an all-party delegation led by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met PM Modi with a requirement to carry a caste census to know the precise variety of OBCs. “The leaders of 10 events from Bihar have come collectively and we reiterated our demand earlier than the PM to carry the caste census for as soon as to know the precise variety of completely different castes,” Nitish Kumar advised ET. “This isn’t about events from Bihar. If you happen to ask, everybody on this nation needs the caste census to be held.” Kumar mentioned the PM gave a affected person listening to to their calls for and he’s hopeful that one thing shall be executed. “He (PM) didn’t say no. Now, it’s as much as him to take a call.”

Chief of the opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, was additionally on the assembly. “The demand for caste census shouldn’t be about Bihar solely. It’s for all the nation. It’s the want of the hour,” Tejashwi Yadav advised ET.

The delegation comprised 11 leaders from 10 completely different events. Other than JD(U) and RJD, BJP chief Janak Ram, Congress chief Ajit Sharma, HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, VIP chief Mukesh Sahni, AIMIM chief Akhtarul Iman, CPI (ML) chief Mehboob Alam and Left events leaders Ajay Kumar and Suryakant Paswan had been current on the assembly.

In line with sources, BJP chief and Bihar minister Janak Ram advised the PM that everybody in Bihar was hopeful that this train could be executed. He mentioned there was an environment of hopelessness after the federal government replied in Parliament that there was no plan for a caste census. After the assembly, Ram advised media individuals that the PM listened to everybody like a guardian and no matter he decides ought to be accepted by all of the events.

Vijay Chaudhary, JDU chief and Bihar minister, raised the difficulty of the Justice Rohini Fee for sub-categorisation of OBCs, earlier than the PM. The PM mentioned that the report was but to come back. Nonetheless, Chaudhary replied that with no caste census, the report wouldn’t be capable to do justice to the backward castes.

On the query of caste census being executed by the state authorities, Nitish Kumar mentioned, “Right now, now we have met the PM. Proper now, we are going to look forward to his resolution.”

Tejashwi Yadav additionally mentioned that his occasion would look forward to what the PM decides. “The census course of has not but began. We’ll wait and see. If it doesn’t occur, then our battle for a caste census shall proceed and we are going to resolve the long run plan of action,” Tejashwi advised ET.

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