While paying homage to former Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Chief Quaid E Milleth, on occasion of his 12th birth anniversary, the DMK President Stalin on Wednesday, June, said that Quaid E Milleth wanted Tamil to be a language in offices, including central government offices.
This statement has come a day after the Centre's draft of 3 languages in Tamil Nadu created a stir in the state.
Earlier, a draft of a new education policy released by the Centre had made Hindi the centre of a controversy. Among several proposals made in the draft National Education Policy (NEP), the one clause that came under fire was the "3-language formula". The proposal was seen as a move to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states.
This had invited criticism from the southern states primarily Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala which have spoken up against the Hindi imposition.
Here are some of the tweets:
DMK President M.K Stalin said that his party will raise their voices against the imposition of Hindi. He also added that the DMK will continue to extend support to this cause.
Stalin, who is also leader of the opposition in the state assembly, claimed the Centre was trying to impose Hindi under the three-language formula and it withdrew its decision following opposition from Tamils.
Here is his tweet:
On Tuesday, the DMK proposed that the two-language formula devised by Dravidian leader C N Annadurai should be implemented across the country.
In Tamil Nadu, a two-language formula of Tamil and English is being followed since 1968 after the DMK stormed to power in 1967 under the leadership of Dravidian stalwart and party founder C N Annadurai.