Opposition parties demand legal sanctity for proposed caste census 

Opposition BRS and AIMIM MLAs have demanded the Congress government to provide legal sanctity to the proposed caste census. Today, the state government introduced a resolution in the Assembly to conduct a comprehensive door-to-door household survey, encompassing socio-economic, educational, employment, political, and caste aspects. The survey is aimed at planning and implementing various socio-economic, educational, employment and political opportunities for the amelioration of Backward Classes, SC & ST and other weaker sections of the State. 

All political parties fully supported the resolution and commended the government. However, contrary to the media reports, the government introduced a resolution instead of a bill. This move has become a point of discussion and the opposition parties questioned the ruling party on the same. BRS MLAs KT Rama Rao, Gangula Kamalakar, and AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi have demanded the Congress government to provide legal sanctity to the resolution through a bill.

The legislators have raised some doubts and sought clarification from the government over the proposed census. They observed that the caste census needs legal backing to avoid facing any hindrances during the survey. The opposition parties have maintained that the initiative would be fruitful only when the resolution becomes an act.