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If Bihar can move towards holding a caste census, why can’t Maharashtra?

Lalu and Mulayam founded their own political outfits following the launch of a movement seeking implementation of the Mandal Commission report, and both successfully defeated the Brahmin camp. That was in the 1990s. What was happening in Maharashtra at the time? asks Shrawan Deore

At long last, the Bihar government, on 1 June 2022, managed to build a consensus on caste census at an all-party meeting. The following day, the council of ministers met to give the greenlight to the modalities for conducting the census. Now, the Bihar Assembly has to take a call on the issue. The Monsoon Session of the assembly is scheduled to begin from 24 June. The government will table a Bill on caste census in the House. After its passage by the assembly and the governor’s consent to it, the Bill will become a law. Thus, there is a strong possibility that caste census will be conducted in Bihar sooner rather than later.

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About The Author

Shrawan Deore

Shrawan Deore became associated with the progressive movement in 1978 while he was still in college. He joined the movement for the implementation of the Mandal Commission’s recommendations in 1982. He has been elected the vice-president of the Maharashtra OBC Association. In 1999, Deore set up the OBC Seva Sangh for the OBC Employees and Officers and became its general-secretary. He is often the main speaker and chief guest at events organized in different parts of Maharashtra to raise awareness among the OBCs.

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