After releasing the results of its caste-based survey, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called for an all-party meeting on Tuesday to share the details of the state's caste census report and discuss further steps needed to be taken in the future. It has been reported that the chief minister will be sharing all the detailed information regarding the calculations associated with the results and the economic conditions of the people surveyed.'
"After doing everything, the result came out. We have taken the financial condition of every family. Tomorrow, in the all-party meeting, we will keep everything in front of everyone. The government will take all the necessary steps after taking everyone's suggestions in the meeting," the Bihar Chief Minister told, as per media reports.
The chief minister has urged all the nine parties in the state to participate in the meeting.
Bihar Caste Census Report
On Monday, the Bihar government released the results of its caste-based survey, also known as the Bihar Jaati Adharit Ganana
As per the latest census report, the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) comprise 63 per cent of the state's population while the Scheduled Castes account for over 19 per cent of the 13-crore population and Scheduled Tribes make up 1.68 per cent.
The upper castes, or 'savarnas', form 15.52 per cent of the state's population.'
Nitish Kumar's jibe at BJP
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who promised to work for the development of the state's backward people,slammed the BJP and asked what the party had done for the backward communities.
Nitish Kumar's ally, RJD chief Lalu Yadav, said that it was a "historic moment”.
In a post on X, Yadav said that "despite many conspiracies by the BJP and legal hurdles", the Bihar government was able to release the caste-based survey.