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  • Nitish Govt finally decides to conduct caste census in Bihar

    Nitish Govt finally decides to conduct caste census in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave a go-ahead to the caste census plan to identify various deprived groups in the state after holding a meeting with the representatives of various political parties in the state.

    June 1, 2022
  • Nitish takes calculated risk, calls all-party meet on caste census

    Nitish takes calculated risk, calls all-party meet on caste census

    The Bihar chief minister asked all his party legislators not to leave the state headquarters for the next 72 hours fuelling speculations in the political circles even as the ally BJP maintained a studied silence over the development.

    May 23, 2022
  • Nitish plans for caste census in Bihardespite opposition from BJP

    Nitish plans for caste census in Bihardespite opposition from BJP

    The announcement came barely a week after the Bihar Opposition leader and RJD lawmaker Tejashwi Yadav held a closed-door meeting with the chief minister at the latter's residence over the issue. But what was more surprising is that the chief minister revealed his plan on the sidelines of a religious event organised to observe 2566th Buddha Jayanti in Patna on Monday.

    May 16, 2022
  • Bihar CM hopes state level consensus on caste census

    Bihar CM hopes state level consensus on caste census

    CM Nitish Kumar said, "We are of the view that caste census should be carried out across India. Earlier also, a delegation of 10 parties had met PM Narendra Modi to press for a caste census. Within a few days, all the parties in Bihar will work out to conduct a caste census in the state context. I am hopeful that there will be a consensus among all the parties."

    October 5, 2021
  • CPI wants Govt to bring amendment to nullify SC limit of 50 per cent on reservations; supports farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh

    CPI wants Govt to bring amendment to nullify SC limit of 50 per cent on reservations; supports farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh

    In a resolution passed by its national executive, the CPI said BJP was deliberately avoiding the amendment “to utilize caste conflicts in various states for political gains.”

    September 6, 2021
  • Caste games in focus in Karnataka

    Caste games in focus in Karnataka

    Apart from supposedly boosting his image as the leader of the backward community, the findings of the census could also propel him to the chief minister’s post in the event the Congress comes to power in 2023, by pipping his arch rival, state Congress president, D K Shivakumar, a Vokkaliga, to the post.

    September 5, 2021
  • Opp demands caste census, removal of 50 pc cap as OBC Bill is passed

    Opp demands caste census, removal of 50 pc cap as OBC Bill is passed

    The Constitution amendment Bill aims to restore the power that allowed states and Union Territories (UTs) to make their own OBC lists.

    August 11, 2021
  • Nitish government likely to conduct caste census on its own

    Nitish government likely to conduct caste census on its own

    The leaders said that Nitish Kumar has a clear stand on this issue, and is waiting for the Centre's response on his proposal. If it refuses, he will activate "Plan B" for the state to conduct the exercise on its own.

    August 7, 2021