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NCP’s Bhujbal Seeks Caste Census in Maha on Lines of Bihar, Writes to Shinde, Fadnavis

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NCP’s Bhujbal Seeks Caste Census in Maha on Lines of Bihar, Writes to Shinde, Fadnavis

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Last Updated: January 09, 2023, 18:34 IST

The government in Bihar on Saturday launched an ambitious survey of castes. (File Twitter Photo)

The authorities in Bihar on Saturday launched an formidable survey of castes. (File Twitter Photo)

Bhujbal made the demand in a letter despatched to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and cited the instance of Bihar, the place a caste-based head depend has began

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and former cupboard minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday demanded an unbiased caste-based census in Maharashtra on the strains of Bihar, saying such an train in different states has benefited residents.

Bhujbal made the demand in a letter despatched to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and cited the instance of Bihar, the place a caste-based head depend has began.

The Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) authorities in Bihar on Saturday launched an formidable survey of castes in the japanese state with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the train would show useful for the upliftment of all sections of society.

The demand for a caste-based census in Maharashtra has been pending for a very long time, Bhujbal mentioned in the letter.

Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh, too, have performed related workouts that are benefiting residents of these states, he famous, in an obvious reference to welfare schemes rolled out based mostly on the surveys.

The former minister, a distinguished Other Backward Classes (OBC) chief, mentioned Members of Parliament Sameer Bhujbal, Gopinath Munde and 100 different MPs had in 2010 moved a decision in the Lok Sabha looking for a caste-based census on the nationwide degree.

Accordingly, a census was performed on financial and social standing of rural and concrete households between 2011 and 2014, however the Centre has not but disclosed its findings, the NCP chief added.

“So, like the Bihar government, the state (Maharashtra) should conduct an independent (caste-based) census,” he mentioned.

The census of scheduled tribes and scheduled castes has been taking place for the final 150 years and these sections have separate budgetary allocations for welfare schemes, mentioned Bhujbal, stressing the necessity for having correct knowledge on castes.

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