The INDIA opposition alliance has “agreed to take up the difficulty of caste census”, Congress chief KC Venugopal stated Wednesday night after the bloc’s coordination committee met in Delhi. The committee has additionally determined to “begin the method for figuring out seat-sharing”, Mr Venugopal stated.
Solely 12 of the 14 opposition events named to the bloc’s highest decision-making physique have been current this night. Probably the most vital absentee was the Trinamool Congress, whose nominee – Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee was “conveniently” summoned at the moment by the Enforcement Directorate in reference to its inquiry into alleged irregularities in appointments to authorities faculties.
Mr Banerjee’s absence was vital as a result of his occasion had refused to assist the bloc’s intention to push the federal government to conduct a caste census; Trinamool boss and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had opposed including this demand to a joint political decision, sources instructed NDTV.
Sans the Trinamool’s presence, INDIA determined to push for a caste census name now and converse to the occasion later – a call that may nearly actually not go down nicely with Ms Banerjee.
“The events current within the assembly agreed to take up the difficulty of Caste Census.”
“The coordination committee determined to begin the method for figuring out seat-sharing. It was determined that the member events will maintain talks and determine on the earliest,” the bloc stated.
In the meantime, the INDIA group has additionally fashioned a sub-committee to pick TV channels and information organisations on which they won’t seem.