Patna, Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi also jumped in the controversy related to the caste census in Bihar. He said that if donkeys can be counted in a caste based country, then can castes not be counted? Manjhi said this through Twitter. In the tweet, he also posted a picture related to the count of donkeys. In which it was shown where the donkeys are more.
Jitan Ram on Caste Census: Why castes are not compared with donkeys. oneindia hindi
Jitan Ram Manjhi tweeted that, “Some” people are afraid that if the castes are counted, then the world will know who has stopped the development of the country by entitlement of us. Referring to a news, Manjhi raised the question that when donkeys can be counted in this caste based country, then can castes not be counted? Manjhi said, “If everyone increases, the country will grow.”
On the other hand, the issue of conducting caste census has been going on in Bihar for a long time. After the proposal was rejected by the Central Government, the current Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar had announced to conduct caste based census in the state at his own expense. He had said that an all-party meeting would be convened on this issue, in which the strategy regarding the census would be decided. Now Jitan Manjhi, who was close to Nitish, has also said such a thing, which is different from the stand of the central government.
Manjhi’s tweet is- “Some people are afraid that if the castes are counted, then the world will know who has stopped the development of the country by stigmatizing our people.”
Story first published: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 14:30 [IST]