Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad today termed
the union cabinet`s decision to carry out caste census next
year as a "victory" for political parties which had pressed
for the demand.
"It is our victory," Prasad, whose party RJD was among
those who pressed for the caste census, told reporters here.
"We had raised the issue in Parliament and the Centre
has bowed to the pressure built up by us by acceding to our
All castes would be benefited by such a census and the
scheduled castes and tribes would gain the most, he added.