Karunanidhi Demands Release of Caste Census Data

Published: 06th July 2015 11:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 11:55 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday demanded the release of caste census as it would be helpful to raise the quantum of reservation for the backward communities and people belonging to the SC/ST communities, besides formulating schemes for their economic progress.


In a statement here, Karunanidhi said the Centre's reluctance to release the caste data would not benefit the backward communities. He also cited the statement of CPM politburo that the caste census be subjected to an analysis and the PMK's resolution in this regard. Referring to the protest announced by RJD leader Lalu Prasad, he also drew attention to the Congress' charge that the Centre should not try to conceal the caste data. He also asked why the Centre was hesitating to release the caste census data.


The DMK leader referred to the number of families without land and depending on daily labour and the number of families living in a single room. He also expressed concern over the number of families involved in garbage collection and begging.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp