Will accept caste-based census if all parties agree: CM Mamata

The statement came at the backdrop of a 10-party delegation from Bihar headed by CM Nitish meeting with PM Modi

 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her party would accept a nation-wide caste-based census if all political parties reach a consensus on the matter.

 

The Trinamool Congress supremo’s statement came at the backdrop of a 10-party delegation from Bihar headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to push for a caste-based census.

 

“When there will be a discussion and if a consensus is reached, I will not have any problem accepting it. I will not fight if all political parties and states reach a consensus. Let political parties, the CMs and the Central government reach a consensus,” she said.

 

Mamata added, “Nitish-ji has put up his questions on this issue. Let’s see how others react to it.”

 

The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership has so far not taken a categorical stand on the issue which has been lapped up by a number of regional parties, many of them its rivals in different states.

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