Congress Supports Caste Census, “Powerful Step” to Emancipate Poor, Says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously decided to support the idea of a nationwide caste census. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that it was a “historic decision” taken by the CWC, asserting that it is a “powerful step” for the emancipation of the poor.

Addressing a press conference after the CWC meeting, Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence that a vast majority of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) parties will support and push for a caste census.

Rahul Gandhi said the decision of the CWC to support a caste census is a “very progressive” and “powerful” step for the emancipation of poor people.

During the CWC meeting, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge raised the need for conducting a nationwide caste census to ensure social justice and rights to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in accordance with their population, while noting that the BJP is silent on this matter.

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