1. Day after MK Stalin slams Centre for ‘imposition of Hindi’, Venkaiah Naidu hits out at ‘people playing politics’

Day after MK Stalin slams Centre for ‘imposition of Hindi’, Venkaiah Naidu hits out at ‘people playing politics’

A day after DMK working president MK Stalin slammed the Centre for ‘Hindi imposition’ in a video, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today refuted the accusation by saying, there was no question of thrusting the language on anyone.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 23, 2017 5:22 PM
No question of imposing Hindi on anyone, says Venkaiah Naidu. (ANI)

A day after DMK working president MK Stalin slammed the Centre for ‘Hindi imposition’ in a video, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today refuted the accusation by saying, there was no question of thrusting the language on anyone. “No question of imposing Hindi on anyone, learning Hindi is useful. People playing politics”, he said. Yesterday, Stalin had hit out at the Narendra Modi government in a video uploaded on his Twitter account. The DMK working president accused the government of violating the Constitution and rights of non-Hindi speaking citizens of the country. He said that the NDA Government was “attempting to destroy and decimate the unity of the nation”, according to the Indian Express.

He also alleged that the BJP-led government obtained permission from the President for use of Hindi in airport announcements, press news and advertisements and it has also made Hindi a compulsory subject for CBSE schools across the country.

He further said that all schemes of the Centre are titled only either in Hindi or Sanskrit and then translated to other languages. Stalin also pointed out that recently, even the milestones on the National Highways were re-lettered in Hindi, after removing the earlier signage in English.

“By forcing Hindi onto its citizens – from Primary school students to Parliament, the BJP government is betraying all non-Hindi speaking residents of the country including future generations,” he said.

“As per schedule 8 of the Constitution, all languages including Tamil should be announced as official languages,” he also said.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters earlier today on the issue of Tamil Nadu farmers who have camped in the national capital to voice their concerns, Venkaiah Nadu said that although they have met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the problems faced by them have to be dealt by the state government.

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    Kashyap M.D
    May 1, 2017 at 8:52 am
    Why is Mr. Venkaiah Naidu pe ng the lie that 'Hindi is National Language'. It's NOT, and I refuse to listen to anything he says when he lacks this basic education.
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      Apte
      Apr 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm
      1. Tamil Nadu is opposed to imposition of Hindi and this fact cannot be overlooked. I feel that it is necessary for ministers like Shri Venkaiah Naidu to understand that there is little point in imposing Hindi. One effective or promoting Hindi in an acceptable way is to po rise it through clever use of media like television and films. 2. Here, I wish to make one more observation. There exists on paper a formula called ‘Three Language Formula” which if implemented properly can be very effective in promoting a third language. However, one finds that State governments in Hindi speaking states make very little efforts to promote learning of a language from Southern or Western or Eastern parts of our country. In States like Maharashtra Gujarat Hindi is taught in schools as a third language. But there is no reciprocal arrangement in Hindi speaking Northern States. The Northern States can do their bit to promote learning of a non-Hindi language, say Marathi or Telugu, as a third language.
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        KN
        Apr 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm
        He is from a party that gets the lions share of their seat from the hindi speaking regions of india, it is very unlikley that they will change their tune anytime soon. BJP will always promote hindi india, because thats their voter base. Dangerously, the BJP is very good at hiding hindi nationalism as indian nationalism. Language as an issue should be left to the states, whihc are more homogeneous units than the country as a w . Its time the indian goverment should stop attempting single out one laguage and start promoting all of india's langage.
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