Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath demands caste based census; says 'we don't need any Scindia'

The former CM discussed several issues, but he stressed on the caste based census and said that it should be done by the present government.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, January 20, 2023, 02:56 PM IST
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MP Congress chief Kamal Nath | FP Photo

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh): Former chief minister Kamal Nath has advocated to conduct caste based census for better upliftment of castes detached from the mainstream of development. He expressed his views while talking to the media in Tikamgarh, on Friday.

The former CM discussed several issues, but he stressed on the caste based census and said that it should be done by the present government.

He said “I don’t know what these people (government) are scared of. What these people are trying to hide. They should announce immediately to conduct a caste based census in the state. Today, take the examples of Bundelkhand, Mahakoshal, Gwalior and Chambal divisions, in which several castes are living and they are not getting proper representation and facilities”.

Talking about ticket distributions for the 2023 assembly elections, he claimed that the ticket will be given to a local person, because the scenario has changed.

'We don't need any Scindia'

Later, he attacked Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and said “We don’t need any Scindia, if he was such a stalwart leader then, why did the BJP lose the Gwalior and Morena mayoral seats”.

He claimed that if the Congress forms  government in the state, the party will implement the old pension scheme (OPS). He alleged that the BJP is conspiring and publishing articles which discourage the implementation of the old pension scheme. But for a better life OPS is essential.

He also said that the Congress will focus on the development of Bundelkhand, because the region is left ignored by the current ruling party.

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