Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said on Thursday that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages. In fact, Amit Shah, while chairing the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language, said, "PM Narendra Modi has decided that the medium of running the government is the official language and it will definitely increase the importance of Hindi. West Bengal Congress chief and MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday said, "It was as 'cultural terrorism' and refused to accept it.''
Yes and apart from this, he also said that very few people in the country speak Hindi and alleged that the BJP is propagating its 'Hindi, Hindu and Hindutva' agenda. In fact, Amit Shah on Thursday stressed on the need to accept Hindi as an alternative to English. During this time, they have not given for local languages. This statement of the Home Minister came when he was presiding over the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Official Language Committee in the Parliament complex here. Amit Shah said, "Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages. Unless we make Hindi flexible by accepting words from other vernacular languages, it will not be promoted. It is high time that the official language should be made an important part of the unity of the country.''
Not only this, but Amit Shah also said that when the citizens of the states communicate with each other, it should be in an Indian language, whether regional or state-specific. Yes, and now there is a mixed reaction from some political parties to it, the Congress has accused the BJP of cultural terrorism. On the other hand, the TMC has criticised, saying, "We respect Hindi but we oppose imposing Hindi.''
On Friday, former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, "Hindi is not the national language of India. He accused the ruling BJP of trying to launch its agenda of "cultural terrorism" against non-Hindi-speaking states. Objecting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks on official language, "The Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly accused him of betraying him for the sake of Hindi his home state Of Gujarat and mother tongue Gujarati for the sake of his political agenda.''