Uttar Pradesh Caste Census: Subhsapa chief said that my party is not with Akhilesh Yadav on any issue, even if it is the issue of caste census.
Uttar Pradesh Caste Census: Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (Subhaspa) chief OP Rajbhar has targeted SP chief Akhilesh Yadav regarding the caste census in Uttar Pradesh. The Subhaspa chief said that when Akhilesh Yadav was in power, the Congress party had his support at the Center as well, then why didn’t they get caste census done in the state. Today when he is not in power, he is begging from BJP.
The Subhaspa chief said that the first caste census took place in 1931. After that, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar arranged in the constitution that after every 10 years caste census will be done. Rajbhar said that I agree that the BJP did not pay attention to this, but four times the SP and four BJP governments were formed in the state, then why did these two governments not conduct the caste census. Rajbhar said that we have been shouting for the demand of caste census for 20 years, but no government has paid attention to it.
We have been demanding caste census for 20 years: OP Rajbhar
Rajbhar said that when Akhilesh Yadav was in power, he could have done this work, now when he is not in power, he is begging from BJP. He said that he has his own party, it has its manifesto. We ourselves have been demanding caste census for 20 years. On the question of being with the SP chief, Rajbhar said that we were with Akhilesh Yadav. We also made them realize our power. When he was with the BJP, he told the BJP his party’s strength.
Akhilesh Yadav raised the issue of caste census in the assembly
On February 23, 2023, Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav raised the issue of caste census in the Assembly and said that BJP gives the slogan of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, but does not want caste census to be conducted. This slogan of BJP is incomplete without caste census. He said that when census can be done in Bihar then why can’t it be done in UP? If the SP government is formed, we will get the caste census done in three months. He also demanded the Yogi government to conduct the caste census along with the census.
Akhilesh Yadav insisted that the entire opposition is demanding caste census. Pointing to Subhaspa President Om Prakash Rajbhar and Sanjay Nishad of Nishad Party and Ashish Patel of Apna Dal, who are allies in the Yogi government, to show their support on this issue, he asked whether you want caste census or not. In this way, on the one hand, Akhilesh had confused the parties doing OBC politics on caste census.