Lucknow: Union Home Minister and veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah is on a visit to the state to prepare for the proposed assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the 'All India Official Language Conference' in Varanasi, the Home Minister said that if Tulsidas had not written 'Ramcharitmanas', the Ramayana would have been eliminated.
He further said that if Brave Savarkar had not been there, we would still be studying English today. He said it was Savarkar who created the dictionary of Hindi. The English language was imposed on us. We have to work on the dictionary of Hindi and strengthen it, he added. Amit Shah further said, "I am also not Hindi speaking, I come from Gujarat, my mother tongue is Gujarati. I don't mind speaking Gujarati. But, I use Hindi as much as Gujarati.
We have taken the decision to exclude the All India Rajbhasha conference from the national capital, Delhi, only in 2019, Amit Shah said. We have not been able to do this because of the Corona period for two years, but today I am happy that this new auspicious beginning is going to take place at the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. Under the Amrut Mahotsav of Independence, I would like to call upon all the people of the country to remember and make it a part of our lives, one of our goals for self-language. There is no contradiction between Hindi and all our local languages, all connected to each other.