Stating that the Congress always supported the cause of social justice, he said caste-based census could ensure social justice for all, especially the Backward Classes.
The letter stated that it is unfair for the people from Backward and Extremely Backward Classes, for ages, that they are not able to make the expected progress.
“The ruling party doesn’t have a single rational reason against not conducting the caste census,” Tejashwi Yadav stated in the letter.
The House will now send the resolution to the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes for onward transmission to the Centre.
The newly appointed chairman Vakulabharanam Krishna Mohan Rao said the BJP-led Central government should consider taking up the census 2021 with caste-wise enumeration.
BJP leader Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu said the Caste-based Census will help to have real-time correct data, which will be helpful for the public policy planners.
Many BJP leaders have dubbed the demand for a caste-based census as "illogical" and a "threat to national unity."
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the national capital to discuss a caste-based census.
Samajwadi Party’s The statement by the party came hours after a delegation of 10 parties from Bihar headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Modi in support of a caste-based census.
Kumar said that the request would be made to the PM but the final decision will be left for the central government.
Fresh demands for caste census have been triggered by a statement by the Centre in Parliament recently that an exercise to ascertain the population of only SCs and STs was under consideration.
Her remarks come close on the heels of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday seeking an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the tricky issue of caste-based census.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the demand for caste-based census was very much alive despite the Centre’s disinclination.
Kumar, who is the de facto leader of the JD(U), however, asserted that divergent stands adopted by his party and the BJP, which heads the Union government, on the issue will not affect the coalition.
Kumar said the Bihar Assembly has passed unanimous resolutions twice in 2019 and 2020 favouring caste-based census and urged the union government to "must think about it."