BJP opposed to social justice from the start: Akhilesh

BJP opposed to social justice from very beginning: Akhilesh

He alleged that the BJP is a supporter of money and power

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Credit: PTI Photo

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the BJP does not want that caste Census of backward classes should be carried out in the country, saying it was "opposed” to social justice from the very beginning.

His remarks come after the Centre told the Supreme Court that caste Census of backward classes is “administratively difficult and cumbersome" and excluding such information from the purview of census is a "conscious policy decision”.

In a tweet in Hindi, Yadav said, “The BJP government has proved that it does not want the census of the OBC by rejecting the long-standing demand for enumeration of the backward castes as it does not want to give them their rights in proportion to their population.”

He alleged that the BJP is a “supporter” of money and power and has been “opposing social justice from the very beginning”.

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