Summary of the video Bihar caste census Key findings, its ramifications for politics, INDIA & Modi-Shah’s BJP

Speakers: Unnamed narrator

Key Points and Facts:

  • The Bihar government, under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, released the results of its caste census on October 2nd.
  • The census was conducted from January 2021 and challenged in both the Patna High Court and Supreme Court.
  • The results indicate that backward classes (OBCs and EBCs) make up 63% of the population, with Muslims at 17.7%, scheduled castes at 19.6%, scheduled tribes at 1.68%, and upper castes at 15.5%.
  • The census also counted backward castes among those who converted from Hinduism to Islam or Christianity.
  • The data shows that the Hindu population decreased by less than 1% from 82.7% in 2011 to 82% in 2022, while the Muslim population increased marginally from 16.9% in 2011 to 17.7% in 2022.
  • The Yadavs are the largest chunk of backward castes at 14.26%.
  • Only 2,146 people out of a population of 13.07 crores declared themselves to be atheists.
  • The caste census has the potential to shift the focus of political debates and campaigns to caste-based issues.

Actionable Items:

  • The results of the caste census may lead to calls for increasing the reservation limit from 50% to reflect the actual population distribution.
  • The data may also lead to demands for a proportional representation of backward classes in government positions.
  • The Congress party, which conducted a caste census in Karnataka in 2017 but did not release the results, may now be pressured to do so.

Sentiment of the Video: The video presents a neutral analysis of the caste census results and their potential implications for Indian politics. It suggests that the results could shift the focus of political debates to caste-based issues and lead to calls for proportional representation of backward classes.

Bihar caste census Key findings, its ramifications for politics, INDIA & Modi-Shah’s BJP