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‘Hindi is language of underdeveloped states, will make Tamil people Shudras’, DMK MP

- June 6, 2022

Chennai, June 6(BPNS)

Member of Parliament and DMK leader, TKS Elangovan has raked up a controversy stating that Hindi is the language of underdeveloped states and implementing that language would make Tamil people ‘Shudras’.

The MP on Monday said that Hindi is the native  language in underdeveloped states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.

He also said that states like West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Punjab, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat do not have Hindi as their native tongue and added that these states were developed states.

TKS Elangovan also said,” Hindi will convert us to Shudras, will not do good for us”.

The DMK leader has allegedly used a casteist slur while attacking Hindi language. It may be noted that there have been protests across Tamil Nadu against the statement of Union Home Minister, Amit Shah that Hindi should be used as an alternative to English and not regional languages while addressing the 37th meeting of the Parliamentary Official Language committee in New Delhi a few months before.