If Hindi opens more employment opportunities, why are they selling 'Paani Puri': TN Education Minister

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ABHAY ANAND
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Updated on May 13, 2022 16:17 IST

The controversy over national language erupted when a heated argument ensued between Hindi actor Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Sudeep Sanjeev.

Tamil Nadu Higher Education minister is the new addition to the list of people stroking national language issue, which has seen several politicians and film actors fighting over the issue of the national language, in the past few weeks.

Tamil Nadu's Higher Education Minister Dr K Ponmudy speaking at Bharathiar University convocation has said that if the argument that learning Hindi could open more employment opportunities was true then why are those speaking the language selling 'Paani Puri' here?….”

The controversy over national language erupted when a heated argument ensued between Hindi actor Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Sudeep Sanjeev.

Sudeep said that Hindi is not our national language, reacting to this statement Devgn said that if Hindi is not the national language why South Indian films are dubbed into Hindi. The controversy ignited discussions on social media with politicians and film actors coming up with their own version of the national language.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai came out in support of Kiccha Sudeep and said: “What Kiccha Sudeep said was correct. A regional language is the most important as a state is formed on a linguistic basis. Everyone should understand and respect what Sudeep has said.”

Ponmudy’s statement is likely to give fuel to the already burning issue. India does not have a national language, and Hindi, Kannada or Tamil are among the 22 languages listed in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.

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ABHAY ANAND
Manager Editorial

Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.

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