Telangana Assembly passes resolution seeking caste-based census

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. (File Photo)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. (File Photo)

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], October 8 (ANI): The Telangana assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the Centre to take a caste-based census in the country.

The debate on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament saw wide participation with many opposition members raising demands for a caste-based census.

On August 23, a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss a caste-based census was held in Delhi.

The demand for a caste-based census has been made by the Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and several other opposition members. Some BJP allies have also made a similar demand. (ANI)

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