Nitish Kumar: There is not much time left to start the wheel with the census: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stressed that it would not take long for a state-level caste-based census to begin, which he agreed after the Center expressed inability to conduct it at the national level. Speaking to reporters, the chief minister said he had also informed the Leader of the Opposition, Tejaswi Yadav, who had met him last week to discuss the matter.

“We will call an all-party meeting where the delegates can give their advice. This will be followed by the approval of the cabinet. Procedures like how many officers to deploy etc. will also be worked out. Kumar said.

The JD (U) leader said the proposed all-party meeting could have taken place earlier but was “like elections for other engagements that keep everyone busy”.

“Humane unko diya hai (I told him),” Kumar said when asked about his meeting with his former deputy Yadav, who had complained of delays in the matter.

The Center has made it clear that the political parties in Bihar, where the resolution has been passed twice unanimously, will not be able to conduct major censuses other than Dalits and tribes as part of the census. State Legislature.

OBCs are predominant in state politics, a numerically strong social group to which both Kumar and Yadav belong, and they feel that a new estimate of population was needed to ensure a more efficient delivery of targeted welfare.

Notably, Kumar had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year to press the demand, with Yadav, who was part of the RJD, leading an all-party delegation.

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