Until the central government's clear stand on the caste census is not revealed, Congress will refrain from expressing its official stand on the matter.Under this strategy, the party refrained from commenting on the campaign started by the leaders of Bihar for the caste census.Congress believes that the issue of caste census is within the jurisdiction of the central government.Until the Center clarifies its policy in this regard, there is no justification for expressing any opinion in this regard.
Congress leaders of the state also included in the delegation of Bihar that met Narendra Modi
Congress leaders of the state were also included in the delegation from Bihar that met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, led by Nitish Kumar, to demand a caste census.When asked the stand of the Congress in this regard, the party leaders said that it was an all-party delegation from Bihar.The important thing is that it was led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the head of the BJP-JDU government and BJP leaders were also included in the delegation.But despite being the ruling party at the national level, the BJP has also not clarified its stand on the issue of caste census.
Even during the UPA-2 government, some parties had created pressure on this
Congress leaders said in an informal discussion that whatever the central government decides on the caste census, the party will support it in the larger social and country interest.The decision in this matter rests entirely on the central government and the opposition parties will apparently wait for the government's steps instead of making any hasty comments.By the way, even during the UPA-II government, the parties playing the politics of social justice had put pressure on caste calculations.Then the Congress-led UPA-II government under political pressure put a column of caste enumeration in the census, but it had already decided that its figures would not be made public.That is why in the last census there was no provision to release the figures of caste census.
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