Thursday, January 20, 2022

10-party delegation, led by Nitish Kumar, to meet PM Modi tomorrow to discuss caste census

An eleven-member delegation of ten political parties from Bihar under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow on caste census issues. The delegation would make a formal request to the PM for holding caste- wise enumeration of population during the Census 2021.

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav would represent RJD in the delegation. Similarly mines and geology minister Janak Ram would represent the BJP while Ajeet Sharma ( Congress), Vijay Kumar Chaudhary JD(U), Jitan Ram Manjhi (HAM), Mehboob Alam (CPI-ML), Akhatarul Iman (AIMIM), Mukesh Sahni (VIP), Suryakant Paswan (CPI) and Ajay Kumar (CPM) will be the other members of the delegation.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the Bihar assembly had passed unanimous resolutions on February 18, 2019 and again on February 27, 2020, seeking a caste-based headcount across the country during the forthcoming census 2021.

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