DMK wants Tamil to be made official language in central govt offices

first_imgChennai: After stridently opposing the Centre’s move to impose the three-language formula, DMK chief M K Stalin Wednesday demanded that Tamil be made an official language in all central government offices. Talking to reporters here after paying homage to former IUML president Quaid-e-Millat on his 124th birth anniversary, he said, “We should take a vow on this day to make Tamil an official language in central government offices.” The DMK will continue to extend support to this cause, he added. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Stalin, who is also leader of the opposition in the state assembly, claimed the Centre was trying to impose Hindi under the three-language formula and it withdrew its decision following opposition from Tamils. On Tuesday, the DMK proposed that the two-language formula devised by Dravidian icon C N Annadurai should be implemented across the country. The proposal came a day after the Centre dropped the contentious provision of compulsory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations Revising the draft education policy, the Centre Monday dropped the contentious provision of compulsory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states after the three-language proposal sparked outrage, mainly in the state. The DMK and other parties in Tamil Nadu had strongly opposed the three-language formula in the draft National Education Policy alleging that it was tantamount to thrusting Hindi language on the non-Hindi speaking states. In Tamil Nadu, a two-language formula of Tamil and English is being followed since 1968 after the DMK stormed to power in 1967 under the leadership of Dravidian stalwart and party founder C N Annadurai.last_img

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