At an all-party assembly referred to as a day after outcomes of the caste survey have been launched, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar promised to place the socio-economic knowledge within the public area as nicely, however didn’t specify a timeline for doing so. The primary instalment of the survey, launched on Monday, gave a break-up of the numbers of every caste, however didn’t reveal how they have been doing on varied socio-economic indicators.
The assembly was keenly watched as a result of the survey, which has been controversial regardless of an all-party consensus on conducting it – and has even been challenged in varied courts – had produced a muted response from the Bihar unit of the BJP however had prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accuse the opposition of “making an attempt to divide the nation within the identify of caste”.
The state unit of the BJP, which attended the assembly, has been criticising what it calls “errors” within the survey and, on the identical time, taking credit score for beginning work on it when it was in energy in Bihar with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).
The assembly of the 9 events in Bihar which have a presence within the legislature – Janata Dal
(United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, BJP, Hindustani Awam Morcha, Communist Social gathering of India, Communist Social gathering of India (Marxist), CPI(ML) and AIMIM – was referred to as by the chief minister to share particulars of the survey and talk about the street forward.
Sources informed NDTV that many of the events that attended the assembly expressed happiness and reduction that the outcomes of the survey had been launched and a promise made to the individuals had been fulfilled.
BJP Legislature Chief Social gathering chief Vijay Kumar Sinha expressed his dissatisfaction at some teams allegedly being disregarded of the report, however prime officers and Mr Kumar assured him that, if such a factor had occurred, it was an error and can be rectified.
Sources stated there have been calls for for the discharge of socio-economic knowledge, however the authorities is weighing its choices. Through the assembly, it was mentioned that the info could possibly be launched in the course of the subsequent session of the Bihar Meeting.
After the assembly, Congress Legislature Social gathering chief Shakeel Ahmad Khan stated all events, together with the opposition, have been glad and gave their options.
Requested whether or not the BJP had additionally welcomed the outcomes, Mr Khan stated, “Positively”.
Pressed additional on the “errors” identified by the occasion, he stated, “There are particular issues that they identified and the chief minister has stated that they are going to be mounted if they’re discovered to be true. However, general, everybody has welcomed the outcomes,
“When there was a requirement for a caste survey in the entire nation, the BJP was towards it. This can be a reality. Bihar is the primary state (to hold out such a survey) and Nitish ji had stated we’d do it at our personal expense. That is additionally a incontrovertible fact that the BJP ought to perceive,” Mr Khan stated in Hindi.
What The Survey Discovered
The info revealed that just about 63.1% of the state’s 13.1 crore inhabitants belongs to a backward class and roughly 85% are members of a backward or extraordinarily backward class, or a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
The overall class makes up simply 15.5 per cent of the inhabitants. Among the many Different Backward Courses, the most important group is the Yadav group, which accounts for 14.27% of all OBCs.