Caste-based census would change national politics: Kalyan

Agra: Favouring a caste-based census, former BJP leader and Jan Kranti Party chief Kalyan Singh has said it would bring about "revolutionary changes" in national politics.

The caste-based census would change the policies and strategies of political parties as well as governments, Singh told reporters here last night.

Attacking both the BSP and the SP for "patronising" criminals, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that half of the legislators in the two parties had "shady" character.

Demanding derecognition of political parties having criminal elements, Singh termed as a "farce" BSP's drive to clean up the party of criminals.

He also described the Samajwadi Party as a "party of criminals".

Dubbing BJP as a "party of capitalists", Singh ruled out rejoining the party.