Nitish for census on caste-basis
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday lent his full support to the demand for holding caste-wise census in the country.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday lent his full support to the demand for holding caste-wise census in the country.
"I fully support the view for a caste-wise national census and in fact, the JD(U) has stuck to this stand since 1990," Kumar told reporters here before leaving for Madhubani in his second leg of `Biswas Yatra` to elicit people`s opinions on the performance of his government.
"The caste-wise census will identify the numbers of backwards and extremely-backward people paving way for
devising plan for their all-round growth," he said.
Kumar, however, was cautious when his commment was
sought about yesterday`s arguement between BJP leader Anant
Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad over the former`s `gaddar`
remark on Prasad.
"It should be better if things are placed in
Parliament in decent manner without hurting feelings and
sentiments of each others," he said.
Kumar, who later arrived to Madhubai for the second
phase of the Yatra, visited Laukaha village where he inspected
the progress of construction of a bridge and ordered the
authorities to complete the construction by end of June.
He also inspected a health centre and a state-run
school, besides visiting a post office used for distribution
of money under the welfare schemes.