Rahul Gandhi has declared that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided to support the caste census in India, arguing it is a significant step forward for the equality of the country’s poor. Gandhi has also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not conducting the census. Gandhi claimed three of four Chief Ministers were OBCs in Congress-ruled states. The CWC passed a resolution supporting the Bihar government’s caste census survey report, which revealed that the general category accounts for 15.52 percent of the population, the extremely backward classes (36.01%), and the backward classes 27.12%. The Rajasthan government has decided to conduct a caste survey, stating that the Union government prevented it due to its anti-deprived nature.
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The CWC decision occurred a few days after Bihar released the results of the caste census survey. The Congress is a part of the Bihar government’s ruling “INDIA” coalition.
Congress Working Committee opted to support the caste census
On Monday, Rahul Gandhi declared that the party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, had “determined decisively for the caste census in the country.”
“The CWC has come together to back the nation’s caste census. It was a significant step forward for the equality of the country’s poor,” In a briefing following the meeting, the Congress MP argued.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement
In response to the caste census, Gandhi launched an extensive assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The PM cannot conduct the caste census. Our three out of four Chief Ministers are OBCs. Only one OBC member makes up the BJP’s ten chief ministers. How many BJP chief ministers are OBCs? The PM serves to divert attention away from the major issues, not for the OBCs,” he claimed.
On the same day that the Election Commission disclosed the schedules for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram, the Congress leader made his statement.
Bihar government’s caste census survey report
A few days after the Bihar government, of which Congress is a part, released the caste census survey report, the CWC passed a resolution supporting it. According to the survey, the general category accounts for 15.52 percent of the population, the extremely backward classes (EBC) 36.01%, and the backward classes 27.12%.
Rajasthan government has decided to conduct a caste survey
“Social justice has a new section. The Union government prevented conducting a caste census because it is anti-deprived. As a result, social justice is currently facing challenges. Therefore, to ensure benefits for all those in need in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to conduct a caste survey using its resources,” the chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced on social media platform X.
“We will develop strategies for the requirements of various communities on an outline of the results,” he continued.
The nodal division for the project is the state branch of planning (Economics and Statistics). The order, however, doesn’t specify a deadline for carrying out the population count.