Cong steers clear of comments on caste inclusion in census

With the opposition favouring inclusion of caste in census, Congress on Tuesday steered clear of the party`s position on the issue saying it will go by the consensus which the government evolves on the matter.

New Delhi: With the opposition favouring
inclusion of caste in census, Congress on Tuesday steered clear of
the party`s position on the issue saying it will go by the
consensus which the government evolves on the matter.

"UPA government has been endeavoring to build a
consensus on the issue. Congress will be with whatever
consensus the UPA government evolves," party spokesman Manish
Tewari told reporters here.
Almost all political parties have given their views on
the inclusion of caste in the census. The main opposition BJP
has favoured the inclusion along with parties like the SP, RJD
and JD(U).

Congress is the only party which has yet to give its
opinion to the Group of Ministers, headed by Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee.
The Core Group of the party, comprising of Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and party President Sonia Gandhi met
yesterday to deliberate on the issue.

PTI

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