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Clarify Shah’s statement on Hindi: RPP to CM, Dy CM, SE Advisor, State BJP

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, APRIL 9: The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has sought clarification from Nagaland Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, State BJP President and the Advisor for School Education on the statement made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah that all the 8 North East States have agreed to make Hindi compulsory up to Class X.
Terming Amit Shah’s statement as “very serious”, the RPP said any attempt to impose Hindi in Nagaland or in the country is “crass chauvinism and majoritarianism at play” and the party will oppose such policies tooth and nail.
RPP stated that State educational policy falls under the prerogative of State Governments and any diktats by the Central Government on the issue is violative of the federal structure of the country and thus unacceptable.
“However, there’s a lingering suspicion that our State politicians may have given their personal assurance/s to UHM Amit Shah to make Hindi compulsory up to class X following which he must have made the statement. The personal nod given by our State politicians cannot be ruled out because 2 years back the State Government banned sale of dog meat on the ‘advisory note’ of a Central leader seated in Delhi having no respect for our Naga sentiments or our culture. The proverbial sell-your-mother attitude of the State politicians eager to please Delhi is not only utterly disgusting but shameless too”, it stated.
“Unlike the south of India where politicians fiercely guard their regional and linguistic identity, Nagaland being helmed by spineless leaders, and of late rank sycophants, it’s absolutely possible that UHM Amit Shah indeed extracted the nod from our politicians to go ahead with his controversial statement”, the party said, while demanding immediate clarification from the CM, Deputy CM, State BJP president and Advisor for School Education. (Page News Service)