RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav Tries to Unite Opposition in Caste Census

The opposition parties plan to corner the BJP raising the question of the government of the Union by filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court Thursday that a caste census it would not be feasible in 2021.

RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav wrote to 33 senior leaders of different political parties on Friday, asking for their suggestions and input on the issue so that an immediate plan of action can be drawn up on the issue.

Apart from the main opposition leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Mamata banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Navin Patnaik, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, MK Stalin, Uddhav Thackeray and Sitaram Yechuri, Tejashwi wrote to Jitan Ram Manjhi and Mukesh Sahni, who are part of the NDA.

Yadav urged senior leaders in his letter that before the census exercise begins, they should all urge the Union government to also include a caste census in the delayed 2021 census.

“There is a stir all over India to get to know the critical reality of our own people,” RJD leader Manoj Jha told ET. “The next step could be a meeting of all the important leaders regarding how to move it forward in the respective assemblies and on the streets.”

On Sunday, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren He will lead a delegation of 11 leaders from all parties to meet with the Interior Minister on the issue of the caste-based census. Soren had previously sought time with the Prime Minister on the subject. However, since the Prime Minister is in the United States, the delegation will meet with the Minister of the Interior. The delegation also has BJP state president Deepak Prakash and AJSU leader Sudesh Mahto, who is part of the NDA.

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