Congress questions BJP over 'Hindi imposition' in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Aug 6 (IANS): Questioning the ruling BJP over the "imposition of Hindi" in Karnataka, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Friday slammed the saffron party for "neglecting" Kannada language.

Taking to social media, the Congress leader said: "The government headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is trampling Kannada language repeatedly and glorifying Hindi language only to please the central BJP leaders... this is highly condemnable."

In the recent 'Sankalp se Siddhi' programme chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Bengaluru, all banners were in Hindi.

"Kannada and Culture Department is glorifying and flaunting Hindi instead of Kannada language. The social media site of Kannada and Culture Department is the best example to show how the ruling BJP is glorifying Hindi at the cost of Kannada," Siddaramaiah said.

"The Hindi language should be removed from the social media site of the Kannada and Culture Department. The ministry which is bound to protect the 2,000 year-old Kannada language turns a blind eye and promotes Hindi language... who will stand for Kannada?" the senior Congress leader questioned.

"To retain power, you (BJP) leaders are coming under the feet of central leadership. Surrendering is not the character of Kannada people. Minister for Kannada and Culture Sunil Kumar who comes from the land of the valiant Queen Abbakka should not have shown such an attitude of slavery," he added.





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  • Lenny Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    No logic here. These rambles will only drive away votes than attracting. I hope we have a good Congress face in the coming elections .Not someone who wins only from a 'safe constituency'.

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  • Max k, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Didn't popularization and imposing of Hindi happen during 50 years of Congress rule ? I remember as a child, I would see encouraged in nationalised banks, cbse/state schools and by doordarshan. There was no BJP government. I guess Freedom fighters also used Hindi. Hindi

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    I think central Government is slowly imposing Hindi in different way. Now almost all advertisement in newspapers ENGLISH ALPHABET and in hindi messages.

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  • Sangram Sangam, KUNDAPUR

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Siddanna . First You find one constancy for your next election(Only Ullala or Shivajinagar you have chance) l Forget about others your party people is eagerly waiting to defeat you Last time what happens to Dr Parameshwar everybody knows

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Nidramayya is jobless after loosng power! He talks utter nonsense!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    if all Indians are able to read, write and speak in English, they will know outside world and what is happening in India vis-a-vis in the larger world... political and business people do not want this... street level politicians who can address only in hindi benefit from hindi imposition in non-hindi regions...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    BJP is wasting time on non relared issues. First test the CM how efficient and fluent in written Hindi ? Hindi is second subject. I had Hindi in 7th std. And still i can Hindi also spikon. Its a beautiful language I like including Hindi music!

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  • MANOJ, Mlore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    This is the dirty politics

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    If Hindi is to be the national language because the majority speak it then the common crow should be the national bird not the peacock as observed by former Tamilnadu politician during Hindi agitations in tamilnadu.....

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    We are a nation divided into regions on the linguistic basis.... It is unity in diversity... there should be no question of imposing Hindi on any state... All languages must be respected... However state language is the top in the state.... Hindi has already established itself as the link language for most Indians besides English.... There is no need to officially thrust on anyone...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    i do not know how many in this forum are aware that our names are written in Hindi in a certain bank on the locker ledger...the local clerk was having tough time when I went to the bank a few days ago...they are cursing the bjpigs themselves...this happens only in manga land....nagpur gulams cannot do this in kerala or tamilnadu for sure..we are subagaru...

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    India has no national language. However for govt correspondence, along with English, Hindi is accepted. There was a tie in votes for and against Hindi, then Dr. Ambedkar used his casting vote in favour of Hindi, hence Hindi is being used for govt correspondence along with English. If Dr. Ambedkar were to use his casting vote against, Hindi would not have been a language for govt correspondence. There was a strong opposition in southern states and specially Tamilnadu. The Tamilnadu CM at that time, even warned the Centre that they would toss into the trash can the govt correspondence, if it was only in Hindi. Use of Hindi is okay, but giving more importance to it over the regional languages is painful, till it is accepted by all and given the status of national language,if at all.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    had the british not come to india..we had to communicate to each other in sign language..lolzzzz

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