In a bid to jolt the party cadres and to revive the politics of social justice before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi party has initiated block-level campaign, beginning with Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Prayagraj, Mirzapur and Bhadohi districts, where the party workers will see and meet with the people of Backward Classes and will also raise awareness on the importance of holding a caste census. Meanwhile former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) head Akhilesh Yadav has demanded caste census in UP. Speaking during the Budget Session of the State Assembly, Akhilesh said, “If Bihar can have a caste census, why can’t we? Our party had promised that if voted to power, we will complete the caste census within three months”. While it is seen by political observers as a bid to counter the BJP’s Hindutva plank which has cut across caste lines in Uttar Pradesh.