Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday that they had conveyed their views in favor of a caste-based census to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Center is to make a decision.
“We talked to Prime Minister Modi for 40-45 minutes. All parties said there should be a caste census so that everyone benefits. He listened very carefully to everyone’s opinion. Now he has to make a decision,” Kumar said.
A delegation of political parties from Bihar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to support their demand for caste-based reservations.
The Chief Minister who led the delegation also included RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
The leaders said the caste census will help better formulate and target development plans and initiatives.