Caste census won`t divide people: Gopinath Munde

Supporting caste census, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde Monday said it would not divide people but help estimate actual population of OBCs in the country and highlight plight of the poor.

Updated: May 10, 2010, 20:32 PM IST

Mumbai: Supporting caste census, senior
BJP leader Gopinath Munde Monday said it would not divide
people but help estimate actual population of OBCs in the
country and highlight plight of the poor.

"Caste census will not divide the people but give
justice to the poor people and also help estimate the real
population of the OBCs," Munde, who demanded caste census in
Lok Sabha, said.

"Such an exercise was undertaken last in 1931 and
after that, there has been no statistical support to verify the
estimated 52 percent OBC population," Munde said.

In 2007, when the Supreme Court asked for government`s
view on population of OBCs during the 27 percent reservation
in IITs, the government admitted it did not have authentic
figures in absence of OBC census, Munde said.

PTI