Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the BJP doesn’t want that caste Census of backward classes should be carried out in the country, saying it was "opposed” to social justice right from the very beginning. His remarks come after the Centre told the Supreme Court that caste Census of backward classes is “administratively difficult and cumbersome" and excluding such information from the purview of census is a "conscious policy decision”.
Taking to Twitter, Akhilesh Yadav said, "By rejecting the long-standing demand for enumeration of 'OBC' society, the BJP government has proved that it doesn’t want to count the 'Other Backward Classes' because it does not want to give rights to the OBCs in proportion to their population." He went on to allege, "The BJP, which is a supporter of money and power, has been opposed to social justice from the very beginning." He alleged that the BJP is a “supporter” of money and power and has been “opposing social justice from the very beginning”.
Earlier, leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav also questioned the Centre's affidavit and asked that if not permitting the caste census was indeed a conscious decision of the BJP, then why did its MLAs in Bihar agree to pass the proposal favouring caste census?