RPI(A) Leader Ramdas Athawale Calls for Caste Census, Targets Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale supported conducting a caste census in India, emphasizing the need to find a way around constitutional limitations. He addressed NEET exam malpractices, targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi regarding the caste census, and expressed confidence in BJP's performance in Maharashtra's upcoming assembly elections.

PTI | Indore | Updated: 24-06-2024 08:32 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 08:32 IST
RPI(A) Leader Ramdas Athawale Calls for Caste Census, Targets Rahul Gandhi
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Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has voiced strong support for conducting a caste census in India, urging for solutions to constitutional hindrances. The Republican Party of India (A) leader made this statement while speaking to reporters in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Sunday.

Athawale highlighted the need to eliminate malpractice in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), noting that the Education Ministry is actively working to prevent future issues. He stressed the importance of a caste-based census to understand the demographic share of each caste, essential for equitable policy-making.

He further targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, asking why such a census was not conducted during Congress's tenure. Predicting the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance to secure a significant victory in the Maharashtra assembly elections, Athawale emphasized that development issues would dominate over constitutional debates in the upcoming elections.

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