BJP is not pro-social justice reservation: We will get a caste census report as soon as we come to power: Siddaramaiah

Mysuru, August 11, 2021 ( “We will get a caste-census report as soon as we come to power. We will submit the report for discussion and it will be our first priority if our government comes to power,” opined former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Speaking to the press persons in Mysuru today the former CM said, “If we don’t get the report how do we come to know the content? I had get the caste-census done when I was in power. It was prepared when H.D. Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister. But, when Puttarangeshetty was there he asked not to get it. However, Kumaraswamy instructed to get the report. But, I will get the report and discuss about it,” he informed.
On the occasion, he said that the BJP is not pro social justice reservation policy. Whenever this issue arose the RSS stopped it. They planned to change the constitution itself. Now they have provided reservation for upper castes. After all this the RSS agenda has change. Now they are not talking about it. If a caste-census is held we can get exact number of castes. It will help to provide special schemes for the poor in the society. They will get special opportunities. Caste-census should be held in Karnataka. The Narendra Modi government has provided 10% reservation for economically backward people. According to me it is anti-constitutional. Our constitution says reservation should be provided only for the socially and educationally backward people, he said
Keywords: Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah/ caste-census/ report/ BJP against it