Hyderabad, Agencies. Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution requesting the central government to conduct a caste-based census of backward classes. Let us inform that various parties including Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United have raised the demand for caste based census. A resolution has also been passed in the Telangana Legislative Assembly regarding this. The debate on the Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021 during the monsoon session of Parliament saw wide participation from several opposition members demanding a caste-based census. Now the winter session of Parliament is going to start in a few days. Meanwhile, this resolution has been passed in the Andhra Legislative Assembly.

Delegation of 10 parties led by Nitish Kumar met PM Modi

On August 23, a delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting in Delhi to discuss the caste-based census. A caste-based census has been demanded by Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and several other opposition members. Some of the BJP allies have made such a demand. Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the development of Backward Classes (BC) castes in the census enumeration. data were requested to be included.

Census of backward classes ‘administratively difficult’: Center

The central government in September submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court saying that the backward classes census is “administratively difficult”. The Center, in an affidavit in the Supreme Court, said the 2011 census was full of errors and unrealistic information in the socio-economic and caste-based census data. The central government affidavit was filed on a plea by the Maharashtra government to share the census data of OBCs collected by the Center in 2011-2013.

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