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Bihar Assembly Passes Resolution For Caste-Based Census In 2021

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Had Made A Proposal In The House On Tuesday For Passing A Resolution In This Regard.

PTI | Updated on: 27 Feb 2020, 03:44:29 PM
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Nitish Kumar had proposed the resolution (Photo Credit: PTI File)


The Bihar Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution favouring a caste-based Census in 2021. Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary made the announcement in the Assembly during the pre-lunch session. Choudhary said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made a proposal in the House on Tuesday for passing a resolution in this regard.

On Tuesday, the Bihar assembly had passed a resolution to not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state. The assembly also passed a resolution to implement the National Population Register (NPR) in its 2010 form, with an amendment. Bihar Government has written to Centre seeking omission of 'Contentious Clauses' from the NPR forms, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the state Assembly.

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First Published : 27 Feb 2020, 03:42:57 PM