RJD asks Nitish for early decision on caste census in Bihar

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Patna, Jan 5 : RJD, main opposition party in Bihar assembly, on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take early decision on holding caste census in the state, saying it was unnecessarily being deferred on one pretext or the other.

President of Bihar unit of RJD Jagadanand Singh told media persons here that Chief Minister
Kumar should take early decision on conducting caste census with resources of the state
government as Centre had refused to accept the demand for national level caste census in the
Kumar had convened a series of meetings on the issue but no decisions had been taken as yet,
he lamented.
RJD leader said that all party delegation led by Chief Minister Kumar had also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 23 last year to request him for reconsideration of decision of
the Centre not to conduct caste census.

Even after meeting of all party delegation with Prime Minister, there was no change in stand of
the Central government on caste census, he pointed out.
Singh said that unanimous resolution for caste census was passed twice in Bihar assembly.

Even representatives of all parties had called on PM during meeting of all party delegation with
him, so there was support of all parties on the issue, he pointed out.
RJD leader, to a query, dismissed the allegation that reluctance of BJP for caste census was the reason behind delay in decision.
BJP was not only a party but was also part of the government and Kumar was the Chief Minister,
he stated and asked who had stopped Kumar from taking decision on caste census.
Singh said that RJD was single largest party in Bihar assembly.

If needed, RJD would render full support to Chief Minister on the issue of caste census, he assured.


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