The resolution was introduced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the Assembly on Friday and was unanimously approved by the House
"Why should the Government of India object? Where is the reason?," KCR said during a discussion in Telangana assembly about his government's 'Dalit Bandhu' scheme.
Centre’s submission before SC that a caste census isn’t feasible has triggered renewed demand for it from nat’l Oppn. But in TN, DMK and AIADMK are yet to take a strong stand
Amid mounting pressure from the Opposition and some allies, including the JDU in Bihar, the BJP, which was vehemently opposed to the caste census till recently, is preparing strategies.
The State Cabinet on January 11, 2020 had given its nod to estimation of the number of SEBCs after the proposal for caste-based census was rejected by the Centre.
Three of the four NDA constituents — JD(U), HAM and VIP — have broken ranks and are supporting the Opposition on the issue.
The culprit is the state that has failed to provide quality education to our children. We need, therefore, to reassess the way we address issues of inclusion
Kumar said he will speak to members of different parties in Bihar over the issue to chart out their next course of action.
Tejashwi Yadav in his letter said 'we need to join our hands and push the government of the day' on the issue of caste census.
The BJP was forced to come out defending the Centre’s decision not to enumerate the OBCs, saying it was an ‘impractical’ demand.
The ruling party made it clear that its stand on the politically fraught issue can be different from those, including some of its allies, supporting the step.
She said like the SC/STs, the demand for conducting caste census of OBCs has gained momentum in the country.
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in SECC 2011 was 'fraught' with mistakes and inaccuracies.
The government must incorporate a separate column for enumeration of OBCs and SEBCs in the forthcoming Census
On his visit to the metro, Athawale justified the Centre's 10 percent quota for EWS and hinted that this would not affect those already enjoying the reservation.