Chief Minister Nitish Kumar last week announced his intention to undertake a caste census in Bihar
Amid speculation of a widening rift between the major allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar - the Janata Dal (United), or JD(U), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar last week announced his intention to undertake a caste census in Bihar.
“We will call an all-party meeting to take everyone’s view on the issue. Not everyone is on board. We will discuss and then the proposal will be put before the state Cabinet. After that, we will start work,” Nitish told reporters.
This important development comes at a time when there is newfangled camaraderie between Lalu Prasad’s family and Nitish. The Bihar CM also recently met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Lalu’s son
First Published: May 30 2022 | 06:07 AM IST