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Nitish has agreed to take up with centre subject of caste census: Tejashwi | India Information – Kaiserin Magazine

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has agreed, in precept, to take up the problem of a caste-based census with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav claimed right here on Friday.
Yadav mentioned this whereas speaking to reporters after calling on the chief minister contained in the meeting premises, main a delegation of leaders of the five-party Grand Alliance helmed by his RJD.
The Centre’s current assertion within the Parliament {that a} caste-based census would come with solely the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes has triggered a contemporary demand for inclusion of the OBCs, who dominate the political situation in Bihar submit implementation of the Mandal fee report.
“The chief minister advised us that he agreed with our demand for a caste primarily based census. He mentioned he was leaving for Delhi later within the day. Upon his return on August 02 he’ll write to the Prime Minister and search an appointment”, Yadav mentioned.
The previous deputy CM has been suggesting that the chief minister ought to meet the PM heading a delegation, which may embrace the chief of the opposition, to broach the topic.
Notably, Kumar, an OBC himself, too has repeatedly spoken in favour of holding a caste-based census and lately urged the centre to rethink its stance on the problem.
Moreover, resolutions in assist of a caste-based census have been handed unanimously by each Homes of the state legislature prior to now.
Yadav claimed, “we additionally proposed that within the occasion of the Centre not agreeing to the demand, the state ought to think about holding such an train by itself like Karnataka did just a few years in the past. The Bihar chief minister mentioned he was not conscious of the identical however would look into this various as effectively”.
A “social and academic survey” was held within the southern state approach again in 2015.
At current the Congress, which was then in energy, is engaged in a tussle with the ruling BJP over the latter’s obvious reluctance to make public the findings of the survey.
The RJD chief sought to provide a large berth to questions on alleged disparaging remarks towards Biharis made by an MP of the ruling TMC in West Bengal.
“I’ve not heard the assertion myself. Yesterday you (journalists) got here to me with an announcement purportedly made by a TMC MP who has sought to refute the remarks attributed to him”, mentioned Yadav referring to controversial utterances of Mohua Moitra.
BJP MP from Godda in Jharkhand Nishikant Dubey has alleged her of calling him a “Bihari Goonda” throughout assembly of Parliamentary Committee on Info Know-how Wednesday.
Senior BJP leaders like Sushil Kumar Modi and Shahnawaz Hussain apart from Hindustani Awam Morcha president Jitan Ram Manjhi have strongly condemned the alleged derogatory remark.
When pressed additional, upon being advised that his father Lalu Prasad was accused of getting favoured folks from Bihar throughout his tenure as Railway Minister, Yadav quipped “such issues shouldn’t be mentioned. Folks from all elements of the nation are free to safe jobs wherever they select or discover a possibility”.

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