PATNA: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the petitions challenging the decision of the state government to conduct caste survey in Bihar.
According to the report of the news agency PTI, the Supreme Court was hearing three petitions filed regarding caste survey in Bihar, out of which one petition was filed by an NGO.
Dismissing the petition, the court said that if the petitioners wish, they can approach the concerned High Court.
Expressing happiness over the decision, Nitish Kumar said, “Look, the Supreme Court has given a decision in (our) favor. It is in everyone’s interest.”
He said, “If there is information about each and every thing, then there will be convenience in carrying forward the development work.”
however, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said in an interview with ANI, “The petition was only for publicity. SC has said that as long as a survey doesn’t happen, how can it be known who should be given a reservation. It’s a victory for Bihar govt. We welcome this order”.
Bihar | The petition was only for publicity. SC has said that as long as a survey doesn’t happen, how can it be known who should be given a reservation. It’s a victory for Bihar govt. We welcome this order: Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav on SC order on caste-based census in the state pic.twitter.com/NrI1rxBUu5— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2023
On January 11, the Supreme Court had said in this matter that it would hear the matter on January 20.
The Supreme Court told the counsel for the petitioners, “This is a publicity interest litigation. How can we give instructions as to how much reservation should be given to which caste. Sorry, we cannot give any such instructions and these petitions will not be heard.” can do.”