Flagged three concerns, says Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal on caste headcount

Published on Jun 01, 2022 11:30 PM IST
Bihar chief minister NItish Kumar told reporters after the all-party meeting on caste census that the BJP wasn’t opposed to the exercise but expressed the inability to conduct the count on a national scale due to certain issues
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal put out a Facebook post after the all-party meeting to clarify his party’s stand on the exercise (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal put out a Facebook post after the all-party meeting to clarify his party’s stand on the exercise (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)

PATNA: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bihar president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday said that he raised three key concerns about the caste-based headcount that was discussed at an all-party meeting in Patna earlier in the evening.

Hours after chief minister Nitish Kumar announced that all political parties have unanimously agreed to the caste-based count, Jaiswal listed his three concerns in a Facebook post. “Through the survey, the names of Rohingya and Bangladeshis should not get added so that they can claim citizenship on that basis later on,” he said.

His second concern was regarding the “proclivity of forward Sheikh Muslims in Seemanchal to claim the benefits of backwards” by presenting themselves as Kulhariya and other backward groups.

“The survey will have to ensure that the list does not fudge the real status. There are thousands of such examples, which affect the backwards. The third concern is that as per government figures, there are 3,747 castes in India, while the Centre itself said in its affidavit about 4.30 lakh caste names emerged during the survey in 2011. This should not happen in Bihar and it will require utmost caution,” he added.

“The government drafts its schemes as per the census figures. At present, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running over 60 schemes for the welfare of the poor and all are inclusive in nature. There is no distinction on the basis of caste,” he added.

To be sure, Union minister Giriraj Singh also expressed apprehension that Rohingyas or Bangladeshi nationals may try to get included. “They should not be included in the survey to achieve legitimacy,” he added.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Dr Manmohan Singh Chauhan, director, NDRI, Karnal,said that the NDRI was all set to provide all kinds of support to the NDDB. Over the increasing number of cases of lumpy skin disease in the state, he urged the farmers not to panic as sufficient vaccine is available to protect animals from the disease. (HT File Photo)

    NDDB to work with NDRI to take research to farmers

    The National Dairy Development Board has decided to work with the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, to take the research to the farmers, said chairman of the NDDB, Meenesh Shah. “We have decided to work jointly and take the research work further so that farmers can avail the benefits,” said Shah speaking at a programme organised to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Model Dairy Plant of the NDRI.

  • Students of Muslim community during a flag-hoisting ceremony organised as a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign at Bathindi in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)

    ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ drive paves its way to remote areas in J&K

    As a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, hoisting a Tricolour has become a movement in J&K with several remote areas actively participating in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all citizens to turn the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign into a mass movement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. According to a J&K government spokesperson, from Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K, particularly children, are organising rallies.

  • Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur who also holds the home portfolio, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. (HT File Photo)

    Himachal CM expresses concern over cyber fraud

    Hamirpur's Badsar MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Friday drew the attention of Himachal government to cybercriminals using obscene video calls to blackmail people. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. Nagrota Bagwan legislator Arun Mehra had said that a heavy machine operator, Vijay Kumar, was prosecuted by a Dubai court. Mehra demanded the government to help Vijay.

  • Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised Speaker Vipin Parmar to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. (HT File Photo)

    HP Speaker authorised to appoint panel for surrogacy board

    Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised the Speaker to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Health minister Rajeev Saizal and technical education minister Ram Lal Markanda presented two resolutions in the House to authorise the Speaker to nominate the members of the two boards.

  • BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ at Karnal. It was carried out under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. (HT Photo)

    Dhankar leads Tiranga Yatra in Karnal, hundreds of BJP workers participate

    BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the 'Tiranga Yatra' at Karnal in which hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated. The Tiranga Yatra was carried out under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. Carrying the Tricolours and banners, participants began the yatra from the Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Hospital's auditorium and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now