"BJP Not Against Caste Census": Sushil Modi Ahead Of Nitish Kumar-PM Meet

Sushil Modi said the BJP is not afraid to a caste-based census.

Just advanced of a Nitish Kumar-led Bihar cross-party delegation's affair with Prime Abbot Narendra Modi today to ask for a caste-based census, BJP baton Sushil Modi said in tweets that his affair is not afraid to such an exercise. His comments betrayed the cardinal BJP's tightrope airing on the accountable weeks afterwards the government told accumulation that it had absitively not to backpack out a caste-based calculation as a amount of policy.

"The BJP was never adjoin caste-based census, we accept additionally been allotment of resolutions anesthetized in the aldermanic accumulation and board in its support. The arrangement that will accommodated PM Modi additionally includes a BJP representative," Sushil Modi wrote in a alternation of posts on Sunday.

The BJP's Janak Ram, a Bihar minister, is allotment of the arrangement that includes action baton Tejashwi Yadav, Congress baton Ajeet Sharma, Left leaders and above Chief Abbot and President of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) Jitan Ram Manjhi.

"I am allotment of the arrangement led by Nitish Kumar Ji that will accommodated the Prime Minister. On the affair of the caste-based census, whatever accommodation the Prime Abbot takes should be adequate to us," Janak Ram told account bureau ANI aloof afore the affair this morning.

All parties in Bihar accept alleged for a degree census, but for the BJP it is a politically catchy accountable with the accompaniment calendar at allowance with the civic view. While the axial government has continued captivated that a caste-based appraisal may deepen divides, Bihar Chief Abbot Nitish Kumar says it will alone advice codify bigger behavior and allowances for alone sections of the society.

"Caste-based demography would be not aloof for Bihar, bodies in the accomplished country will account from this," Nitish Kumar said afterwards he landed in Delhi on Sunday.

Sushil Modi, Nitish Kumar's above deputy, said in 2011, the BJP's Gopinath Munde had announced in favour of a caste-based calculation in parliament. "When the again government conducted a social, bread-and-butter and caste-based assessment, there were shortcomings in data. The cardinal of communities ran into lakhs. That address was not fabricated accessible because of the errors. It was not allotment of the Census," Mr Modi said.

The aftermost time a caste-based calculation took abode was in 1931, beneath British rule, back Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha were one entity.

"At the time, of about 1 crore bodies in Bihar, alone bodies of 22 castes were counted. Afterwards 90 years, there are big differences now - economic, social, bounded and political. There are abstruse and applied difficulties in a caste-based census, but still, the BJP supports it in principle," Mr Modi tweeted.

The above Bihar Agent Chief Minister's tweets were apparent to avert the BJP's angle adjoin the acumen that the cardinal affair is algid to the abstraction and that Chief Abbot Nitish Kumar had to delay too continued for an arrangement with the Prime Abbot on the subject. The posts are actuality interpreted as belated realisation that it has accepted politically actual cher for the BJP to "miss this bus" in the accomplished and alike now, this could calmly comedy out to the advantage of Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav.

On July 20, in a accounting acknowledgment to a catechism in parliament, Abbot of Accompaniment for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai had said: "The Government of India has absitively as a amount of action not to enumerate caste-wise populations added than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the census."

After Independence, leaders like BR Ambedkar had argued that a degree demography would be adverse to an candid society. Every demography back 1947 has alone counted Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

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