National Census Delayed Until After Lok Sabha Polls: A Side-effect of Bihar's Caste Census?
The latest news is that national census would be delayed further. Are the reasons for the delay merely technical or are there a few political reasons as well? After Modi government refused to include caste census in the national census, many States are thinking whether they should conduct their respective caste censuses. Bihar's caste census would start on January 7. Has BJP's Modi government decided to delay the census until after the 2024 Parliamentary elections to avoid the possible anger from OBC groups? Senior journalist Urmilesh's analysis:
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