The Samajwadi Party has intermittently called for a caste census in Uttar Pradesh. In UP, the assembly's budget is now in session. The Samajwadi Party has requested a caste census in the state ever since the first day of the session. SP MLAs have reintroduced this demand in the assembly, this time under the direction of Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav. This topic has been covered extensively by Akhilesh in the past.
BJP has now responded to SP's demand. In keeping with one of his demands on Tuesday, BJP MP Subrata Pathak from Kannauj remarked, "Akhilesh ji is requesting caste census, so I add the demand of religion census to it."
In reality, SP has consistently pressed for a caste census to be carried out in the state. During the assembly session, Akhilesh Yadav made this demand to the Yogi government. In which he also requested assistance from the BJP's allies on this. Om Prakash Rajbhar of the BJP alliance backed it in addition to Nishad Dal and Apna Dal S.