PM Modi steps in to settle language controversy

Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi, Senior Journalist

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sagacious articulation on the ongoing heated language debate – that sparked off emotions for and against Hindi – it is hoped will be laid to rest. 

Referring to the re-kindled debate on the language issue that evokes sharp reaction in few non-Hindi speaking states like Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the Prime Minister also cautioned the nation against such controversies and said all Indian languages were worth worshipping. In his virtual address to BJP office bearers congregated at Jaipur on Monday, Modi said, “The BJP considers all Indian languages as the linguistic soul of Bharatiyata (Indianness) and a link to the better future of the nation.” 

Language diversity

is the pride of the country, but attempts are being made to spark controversies over it, Prime Minister Modi said.

“It is a warm welcome towards all languages. I am not just representing only Kannada, I’m talking about… everybody’s mother tongue has been respected today with those few statements from the Prime Minister and that is where I was coming from that day. We don’t look at Narendra Modi as just a politician, we look at him as a leader as well,” Kichcha said welcoming the Prime Minister’s stand on the issue.

(Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi is a senior journalist tracking social, economic, and political issues and takes a keen interest in sports as well. He has worked with prominent news organisations.)


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