As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask for a caste-based census, BJP chief and former deputy CM Sushil Modi stated that his celebration isn’t towards such an train.
“BJP was by no means towards caste-based census, we have now additionally been a part of resolutions handed within the legislative meeting and council in its help. The delegation that may meet PM Modi additionally features a BJP consultant,” Sushil Modi wrote in a collection of posts on Sunday.
In one other tweet, Sushil Modi stated BJP’s Gopinath Munde had spoken in favour of a caste-based depend in parliament. “When the then authorities performed a social, financial and caste-based evaluation, there have been shortcomings in knowledge. The variety of communities bumped into lakhs. That report was not made public due to the errors. It was not a part of the Census,” he stated.
He added that the final time a caste-based depend came about was in 1931, beneath British rule, when Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha have been one entity.
ब्रिटिश राज में 1931 की अंतिम बार जनगणना के समय बिहार, झारखंड और उड़ीसा एक थे। उस समय के बिहार की लगभग 1 करोड़ की आबादी में मात्र 22 जातियों की ही जनगणना की गई थी। अब 90 साल बाद आर्थिक, सामाजिक, भौगोलिक और राजनीतिक परिस्तिथियों में बड़ा फर्क आ चुका है।— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) August 22, 2021
“On the time, of round 1 crore folks in Bihar, solely folks of twenty-two castes have been counted. After 90 years, there are huge variations now – financial, social, geographical and political. There are technical and sensible difficulties in a caste-based census, however nonetheless, the BJP helps it in precept,” he stated on Twitter.
A report in NDTV stated that Sushil Modi’s feedback betrayed the ruling BJP’s robust political tightrope stroll on the topic weeks after the federal government advised parliament that it had determined to not perform a caste-based depend as a matter of coverage.
The feedback come as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Chief of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Meeting, Tejashwi Yadav and leaders from 10 political events are scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand a caste-based census at 11:00 am on Monday.
All events in Bihar have referred to as for a caste census, however for the BJP, it’s a politically difficult topic with the state agenda at odds with the nationwide view.
भाजपा कभी जातीय जनगणना के विरोध में नहीं रही, इसीलिए हम इस मुद्दे पर विधान सभा और विधान परिषद में पारित प्रस्ताव का हिस्सा रहे हैं। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से मिलने वाले बिहार के प्रतिनिधिमण्डल में भी भाजपा शामिल है।— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) August 22, 2021
The demand for a caste census was triggered by an announcement by the Centre in Parliament final month that populations of solely SCs and STs have been proposed to be enumerated.
In states like Bihar, the place OBCs have dominated politics because the Mandal period, this has led to a vociferous demand for a headcount of backward courses as effectively. Kumar reiterated that there’s a countrywide sentiment in favour of a caste census being performed no less than as soon as. There needs to be no misgivings as such an train will likely be helpful for all social teams.
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