Bangalore: Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Friday criticized Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent Hindi language. Stating that Hindi is not the national language of India, former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday accused the ruling BJP of trying to highlight its agenda of “cultural terrorism” against non-Hindi speaking states. Put it.




Angered by Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks regarding the official language, the Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly accused him of duping the former home state of Gujarat and mother tongue Gujarati for Hindi for his political agenda.

Shah had on Thursday said that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to the local languages. Presiding over the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language, Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the medium of running the government is the official language and this will definitely increase the importance of Hindi.


Siddaramaiah tweeted with the tagline “#IndiaAgainstHindiImposition”, “As a Kannada, I strongly oppose @HMOIndia @AmitShah’s remarks on the official language and medium of communication. Hindi is not our national language and we will never allow it to happen.”

Stating that linguistic diversity is the essence of our country and we will respect each other’s sentiments, the former chief minister said pluralism has held our country together and strongly opposed and strongly opposed any attempt by the BJP to undo it. Vengeance will be done.

Siddaramaiah said, “The imposition of Hindi is a sign of coercive federalism instead of cooperative federalism. BJP’s short-sighted view of our languages ​​needs to be corrected and their opinion has been taken from pseudo nationalists like Savarkar.”

Pointing out that 70 percent of the cabinet’s agenda should be prepared in Hindi, Shah had said in the meeting of the committee that the time has come to make Hindi the official language as an important part of the unity of the country. However, he had said that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to the local languages.

Alleging that the BJP is trying to highlight its agenda of cultural terrorism against non-Hindi speaking states, Siddaramaiah said that the efforts of poets, writers, actors and icons of the Karnataka Integration (Unification) Movement and others will be preserved forever to strengthen the state.

“It is time for the BJP to understand that more linguistic and cultural autonomy should be given to the states. All India exams should be in regional languages, NEP has to be reworked to avoid Hindi imposition and all major state languages ​​should be official languages,” he said.

He said, “It is shameful on the part of Amit Shah to betray his mother state Gujarat and mother tongue Gujarati for Hindi for his political agenda. I wonder how a person who betrays his motherland can work in the interest of India,” he said, adding that Shah has its roots from where Mahatma Gandhi was born, but behaves like Savarkar. Was doing.”

Further noting that history clearly shows that any attempt to impose Hindi in other states has not gone down well, Siddaramaiah said: “We are proud of the Kannada identity and we believe that Karnataka, as our poets award The winner is the daughter of Bharata, said Kuvempu.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s ruling TMC on Friday said it would oppose any attempt to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states, a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the official language Hindi should be considered as a symbol of the country’s unity. It’s time to make an important part. ,

Pointing out that Hindi is not the national language of India, the TMC said their agenda of “one nation, one language and one religion” would remain incomplete. The party said, “If Amit Shah and BJP try to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states, it will be opposed. The people of this country, where there is so much diversity, will never accept such a thing.”

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan also slammed Shah, saying the “three-language formula” makes no sense and is completely “off logic”.

“Why should I have a three-language formula? It makes no sense… Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks are completely irrational. Hindi is not at least 60 percent-70 percent internal to the country. … Not only is this anarchism but it is an economically counter-argument,” the Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu said today.

The Congress party also accused Home Minister Amit Shah of trying to impose Hindi and said that by doing so he was harming the language.

The opposition party also said that Shah was trying to divert public attention from the issues of inflation and price rise. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said Hindi is ‘Rajbhasha’ (official language) and not ‘Rashtrabhasha’ (national language), as said by Rajnath Singh in Parliament when he was Home Minister.

Ramesh said on Twitter, “Hindi imperialism will be the death knell for India. I’m very comfortable with Hindi, but I don’t want it to get bogged down. Amit Shah is doing harm to Hindi by imposing it.”

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that the Home Minister has tried to preach about Hindi which he should not do. He told reporters at a press conference, “The Home Minister has tried to preach to us about Hindi. I have already answered in Hindi. I am a big supporter of Hindi, but not of imposition, not of provocative politics, not of divisive politics.” ,

He also alleged that by raising the issue of Hindi, the Home Minister is also trying to divert the attention of the people from inflation and inflation.