Yadav was presiding over a gathering of staff of Mahan Dal, a small get together led by Keshav Dev Maurya, representing non-Yadav OBCs like Shakyas, Sainis, Kushwahas, Mauryas, that has allied with the SP consistent with Yadav’s technique of allying with smaller events for the 2022 polls.
Yadav assured staff that if the Centre doesn’t agree to carry a caste census, the SP would do it after coming to energy.
Addressing staff, Yadav mentioned, “They (central authorities) don’t need to do caste census. They created infighting amongst us backwards that Yadavs are snatching away the rights of different backward lessons. This debate has been going on and when elections method, the talk will get louder,” he mentioned.
“And how lengthy will it take on this age of know-how? Everybody has financial institution information, Jan Dhan knowledge, cell registrations in villages, Aadhar, voter IDs — there are numerous means via which info will be collected. Even if we would like extra info, we’ll solely should arrange a phone line of 100-200 telephones. One might name and get registered mechanically — just like the BJP did after they requested folks to present missed calls. We will do the identical. Pick up the cellphone — in case you are Shakya, Saini or Kushwaha or Maurya then press one, in case you are Yadav, press three; the census could be finished on its personal,” Yadav mentioned.
Last week, BSP chief Mayawati too reiterated her demand for the census, saying if the Centre takes any constructive step in direction of this path, the BSP will support it each inside and outdoors Parliament.