Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday requested political leaders to not oppose caste-based census simply on surmises, saying that these opposing it have no idea its contents.
Talking to reporters in Bagalkot, Siddaramaiah mentioned, “Let’s discuss the issue once the report is submitted.”
When requested about lacking blueprint of the caste-census, the chief minister maintained he would invite the Backward Classes Commission Chairman Okay. Jayaprakash Hedge and communicate to him.
On former chief minister and JD(S) chief H.D. Kumaraswamy’s cost that the caste census report will divide society, Siddaramaiah questioned did Kumaraswamy knew what’s within the report.
“No one should talk about this without knowing. How will society be divided? Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had accepted the caste census; has he divided society in Bihar? Any statement should be made on the basis of truth, ” he added.
Meanwhile, former CM and BJP chief Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday mentioned that because the Lok Sabha elections are nearing, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is bringing the caste census report matter to the forefront to attract political mileage.
“Since the beginning, Siddaramaiah had made the issue of caste census a matter of confusion. In the beginning, the survey was called a caste census; later, it was dubbed as the Socio-Economic and Academic survey report. In the government records, it is mentioned as the Social, Academic report, ” Bommai mentioned.
“The survey conducted by the Backward Classes Commission is improper. There was political interference. CM Siddaramaiah remained quiet when everything was taking place, ” Bommai mentioned.
Bommai mentioned that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is taking political benefit because the elections are nearing. “Once the report is out, we will make our decision over the issue public, ” he mentioned.