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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 01:20:09 PM, PTI
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New Delhi: A Group of Ministers will meet here tomorrow to consider the issue of inclusion of caste in census as demanded by some political parties.
Government had last month decided to set up the GoM on the controversial issue after consensus eluded it at two meetings of the Union Cabinet.
Several political parties, including Samajwadi Party, RJD and JD(U), have been pressing for inclusion of caste in the census.
The issue had figured prominently in the Budget Session of Parliament when the Prime Minister had assured the members that government would take their views into account before deciding on the matter.
The BJP now appears to have reservations on its support to inclusion of caste in census in the backdrop of internal differences and the RSS taking a strong line against it.
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