Census: BJP says count OBCs, poor
Tue, May 4 04:37 AM
The BJP on Monday formally demanded that an OBC headcount and a drive
to identify APL and BPL population be undertaken along with the
ongoing Census exercise. The party also demanded that the process of
compiling National Population Register and the Census exercise be
segregated, as the "present proposal (compiling NPR through the
Census) could end up enabling Bangladeshi infiltrators to acquire
"The present proposal relies upon data provided by the individual. The
column reads 'nationality, as declared, (by the individual)'
is the proposal would end up legitmising the status of illegal
Bangladeshis and infiltrators,
Naidu, who's also the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Home
Affairs, said the two ongoing projects "should be segregated" even
when there have been observations that the mere mention of
nationality, in the said column, "will not confer the citizenship
rights on the citizens". "Also, what would happen if someone were to
mention Khalistani or Gorkha as their nationality,
"Census provides for confidentiality, there's no such clause in the
NPR," he said.
The demand for an OBC headcount was raised in the past by Gopinath
Munde. "Review it (the ongoing Census exercise) and hold discussions
with parties. Besides, get newer data for APL and BPL population
through this exercise," said the BJP leader.
Meanwhile, Naidu said the Union Home Minister "should walk the talk"
while tackling Maoists and insurgency. "Chidambaram is making bold
statements, but his party colleagues are speaking a different
language," said Naidu.
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