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'Caste census: Centre to write to political parties'

delhi Updated: Jul 03, 2010 12:15 IST

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the Centre would be writing to all political parties seeking their view on inclusion of caste category in the census.

After meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai, Mukherjee told reporters that he had apprised the DMK leader of the deliberations of the Group Of Ministers meeting on the inclusion of caste in the exercise.

"The Group of Ministers will meet further to take a decision on the issue," he said.

On the direct taxes reforms, Mukherjee said all the states had been informed about tax reforms, goods and services
tax and direct tax code.

The states have to work in close coordination with Centre in finalising and implementing the reforms, he said.