“The Prime Minister listened to all the members of the delegation. We urged the PM to take an appropriate decision on it and briefed him on how resolutions have been passed twice in the state Assembly on the caste census,” Nitish Kumar informed reporters in Delhi.
Following the assembly, Tejashwi stated, “Our delegation met the PM today not only for caste census in the state (Bihar) but in the entire country. We are awaiting a decision on this now.”
All events in Bihar, besides the BJP, have demanded a rely of caste numbers within the 2021 census. While the central authorities has up to now refused to abide by the demand, some BJP, leaders together with Bihar Deputy CM Renu Devi, have backed the census.
To additional talk about this difficulty, Nitish Kumar is main an 11-member delegation from Bihar. This can be be the primary time that Nitish and Tejashwi shall be sharing a platform.
Demands for a caste census and a laws to take reservations past 50 per cent resurfaced through the dialogue on the Constitution Amendment Bill that sought to override a Supreme Court ruling and restore to states their proper to create their very own OBC lists.
While the Supreme Court ruling fixing the 50 per cent ceiling is an argument in opposition to one among these calls for, rejecting a caste census is fraught with political prices.
The BJP has been in a dilemma over the intensifying demand for a caste census. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav has informed The Indian Express in an interview that the federal government is but to take a call on it.