Bihar CM Nitish Kumar terms meeting with PM Modi on caste-based census 'positive'
''Meeting with the PM on caste census was positive. We have put forth our point of view, waiting for the government's response,'' Kumar said after a ten-party delegation met Modi here.
The Janata Dal (United) leader said a caste-based census will help in formulating development plans effectively.
Tejashwi said this while replying to a question on whether RJD and JD(U) were coming closer.
"कोई भी समझदार व्यक्ति कैसे भला कह सकता है कि जातीय जनगणना की ज़रूरत नहीं है? आँकड़ों की ज़रूरत नहीं है? समुचित जानकारी की ज़रूरत नहीं है?"— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) August 23, 2021
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी से भेंट के बाद मीडिया के समक्ष अपनी बात रखते हुए माननीय नेता प्रतिपक्ष श्री @yadavtejashwi जी। pic.twitter.com/mxPdXdbJyC
Talking to the media ahead of the meeting, Tejashwi had said such a census would help the government in formulating better schemes.
"It will benefit people not just from Bihar, but also from other parts of the country," he said.
The demand for a caste-based census has come from several quarters for a count of people in different backward classes.
The demand was also raised by several political parties during a debate in Parliament on a constitutional amendment bill to restore states' power to have their own OBC lists in the recently concluded monsoon session.