Nitish Kumar Hints At State-Level Plan


'If No Caste Census By Centre...': Nitish Kumar Hints At State-Level Plan

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar confirmed that PMO had acquired his letter on a caste-based Census.


If the Central authorities doesn’t maintain a caste-based Census, then a dialogue could also be initiated on finishing up an train to enumerate caste information on the state stage in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioned as we speak. He took the stance days after failing to elicit any response to a letter he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter.

Speaking to reporters in Patna as we speak, Chief Minister Kumar reiterated the demand for a Census that takes under consideration India’s caste variations, one thing the Bihar Assembly had unanimously handed a decision on in 2019 and once more in 2020.

“It must be understood that the decision has to be taken by the Centre. We expressed our demand. This is nothing political, this is a social matter,” Mr Kumar mentioned.  

When requested if the state would maintain an analogous train if the Centre would not, he mentioned, “Then we will discuss it here, isn’t it?”

The Chief Minister mentioned he had written to Prime Minister Modi on the matter and his workplace had acquired the correspondence on August 4. He mentioned, nonetheless, that there had been no response since then.

“The Prime Minister has, meanwhile, made time to meet others like Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and even Nitish Kumar’s own cabinet colleague Santosh Manjhi,” sources within the JDU, Mr Kumar’s get together, advised India07.

Fresh calls for for caste-based census have been triggered by a press release by the Centre in Parliament not too long ago that an train to establish the inhabitants of solely Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was into consideration.

This has led to a churn in Bihar politics. Most distinguished political leaders of the state, together with Mr Kumar and his rival Lalu Prasad, belong to the numerically highly effective different backward castes.

The state BJP, which has up to now backed the demand for a caste-based Census, now appears to be equivocal in view of a special stance adopted by its prime management. It is conscious and cautious of the likelihood that the political advantages of such a Census would accrue extra to events just like the JDU and the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and leaders aligned extra to the ideologies of those outfits.

If such an train is held, the Chief Minister, in the meantime, mentioned as we speak, there will likely be information on castes, their native areas, their “condition” and many others, based mostly on which developmental schemes might be designed.

“The matter is being debated in various states. Our party’s MPs, too, have demanded it. They informed the respected Prime Minister, too. He then asked them to discuss it with the Union Home Minister.”

The Chief Minister then mentioned that since two resolutions have been unanimously handed by the Bihar Assembly on the matter, it was the folks’s want that he took it up with the Prime Minister.


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