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Undeterred by BJP’s objections, CM Nitish says caste census work in Bihar to start quickly

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Undeterred by BJP's objections, CM Nitish says caste census work in Bihar to begin soon

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PATNA: Setting apart the BJP’s objections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that it might not take lengthy earlier than the method for a caste census in Bihar was put into movement.

Nitish’s remarks got here within the presence of deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad of the BJP who was bowled over because the demand had already been turned down by the highest management of the saffron social gathering on the Centre.

Talking to the media after paying floral tributes to Gautam Buddha, Nitish mentioned that he had even apprised chief of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav of the state authorities’s plan to start out work on the caste census shortly when the latter had known as on him final week to press the long-pending demand.

In response to a question, the Chief Minister mentioned that an all-party assembly could be convened quickly and opinions of the leaders of assorted political events sought on the matter. The all-party meet will likely be adopted by cabinet approval on the proposal for holding a caste census, he added.

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Nitish identified that the modalities just like the variety of officers wanted for the caste census train would even be determined. A date for initiating the caste census course of will likely be introduced in spite of everything events reached a consensus on the
problem, he disclosed.

Referring to the delay in beginning the method, the Chief Minister mentioned that the all-party assembly couldn’t be held earlier as a result of busy schedule and involvement of individuals in elections, Covid19 pandemic administration and different necessary engagements.

Meanwhile, former JDU Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar mentioned that Muslims needs to be handled individually within the caste census within the state. “BJP was against the caste census even when it was necessary for formulating concrete and effective policies for taking social justice to the next level,” he added.

The authorities was utilizing caste information collected in the course of the 1931 census. Anwar mentioned that the Mandal fee had beneficial the caste census, but it surely couldn’t be completed for causes finest recognized to the authorities involved.

Earlier, senior BJP chief and state agriculture minister Amrendra Pratap Singh had apparently brought about some embarrassment to Nitish by saying that there was no must conduct a caste census within the state.

On the opposite hand, senior BJP chief and state spokesperson Prem Ranjan Patel contended that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving thought to the difficulty of caste census in a complete method in order that it could possibly be performed in all the nation.

Patel mentioned that leaders of all political events in Bihar ought to think about the Prime Minister. Earlier, Nitish had given an assurance to Tejashwi Prasad Yadav that an all-party meet could be convened on the earliest to carry discussions on the difficulty of caste depend.

Both Nitish and Tejashwi had a one-on-one assembly for practically 45 minutes, creating hypothesis on whether or not the RJD and Nitish’s JDU are planning to spring one other political shock within the state.