Demand for caste-based census rising, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a votary of caste-based census, on Monday mentioned a number of political events in different states have began elevating the identical demand for caste enumeration of the nation’s inhabitants and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to decide on it.

He additionally dismissed speculations that such a census, through which particulars of Different Backward Class (OBC) folks will likely be taken moreover these of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, will result in social rigidity.

“We lately met PM Modi over the difficulty. Leaders of all political events of Bihar are of the view that caste-based census must be carried out within the nation as it is going to profit everybody. He listened to everybody’s opinion very rigorously. Now he has to decide,” Kumar instructed reporters.

Led by Kumar, a 10-party delegation from Bihar, which included the BJP, met Modi in New Delhi on August 23 to push for a caste-based census which has not taken place within the nation for the reason that British rule.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly public interplay programme Janata Ke Darbar

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RSS distances itself from ‘Panchajanya’ article concentrating on Infosys

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday distanced itself from an article printed in Panchajanya, a journal championing Hindu trigger, that attacked Infosys over glitches within the earnings tax portal. The clarification by Sunil Ambekar, All India Prachaar Pramukh (communications chief) of the RSS, activists mentioned, could have come after “someone within the authorities” flagged the matter.

In its September 5 version, Panchjanya had a four-page cowl story on Infosys — Saakh Aur Aghaat (Repute and Injury), with its founder Narayana Murthy”s image on the quilt web page. The article within the publication — which helps the trigger taken up by the RSS, and generally goes past them — mentioned there have been accusations that the Infosys administration was “intentionally attempting to destabilise India’s financial system”. It dubbed the Bengaluru-based firm “unchi dukaan, phika pakwaan (nice cry and little wool)”.

It additionally questioned Infosys’ political linkages (its co-founder Nandan Nilekani had a Cupboard minister’s rank as UIDAI chairperson within the Manmohan Singh authorities) and charged that the corporate could have been a part of an “anti-national” conspiracy to harm India’s financial pursuits and provides the Narendra Modi authorities

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