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.
Kumar said that the request would be made to the PM but the final decision will be left for the central government.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the demand for caste-based census was very much alive despite the Centre’s disinclination.
Census 2021 will be finalised in three years after conducting the census instead of seven to eight years now, a home ministry spokesperson said.