Ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls,
JD-U President Sharad Yadav today sought to make the caste-based census an election issue by saying it was a bad
decision of the government to conduct another census.
The BJP and the JD(U) on Thursday
reacted cautiously to the cabinet`s decision to carry out
an independent caste census, while the Congress welcomed the
move saying it is with the government on the issue.
A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste based census Thursday saw divergent views being expressed and sought to elicit the views of various political parties before taking a decision on the contentious issue.