The dominant Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has claimed a caste-based census. The caste-based census will assist to collect data on Other Backward Classes (OBC), who have been so far eluded from the scope of evolution.
Caste-based census will ensure justice to the backward caste people. So all political parties in the State should merge CM Naveen Patnaik’s public request for the caste-based census.
As per Swain the rise in reservation and caste census are two sides of a coin. “Many political parties and the Chief Minister have expanded their followers to Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik. NDA alliance has also stretched their support to Naveen Pattnaik. Such as Nitish Kumar (JDU), Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal, Jitan Ram Manjhi of Hindusatn Awami Morcha(HAM), Mukesh Saini of VIP, Sanjay Nishank, Om Prakash Rajvar, A Ramdas Athwale of RPI, Pashupati Paras of LJP, AKhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party are the most advocacy in support of the caste-based census. As per BJD leader Arun Sahoo , The silence of BJP on the caste-based census is showing their lethargy towards other backward classes.
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