Walking in her father, late Gopinath Munde’s, footsteps, Maharashtra BJP
leader and former state minister Pankaja Munde has demanded a nationwide census
of Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities, PTI reported.

“Caste wise census should be done. It will give justice to various
communities. I will raise this issue with the Centre,” she said.

The former Parliament MLA tweeted her request in Hindi on Sunday.

Meanwhile, replying to a query on a Marathi television channel about her
cousin and NCP minister Dhananjay Munde facing a rape allegation which was
later withdrawn by the woman complainant, the BJP leader said it never occurred
to her to make this issue “a weapon for political gain”.

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“The thought of reaping political benefit did not come to my mind.
I didn’t make this case a weapon for political gain,” Munde said.

The NCP minister was accused of rape by a Mumbai-based woman, but she approached
police and withdrew her complaint without citing any reason earlier this week.