Chitradurga: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday October 12 that each state should have the right to use its own language and that students should be allowed to take exams in that language.
As part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which he was leading, the Former All India Congress Committee President said this while interacting with over 1,800 young people from all over the State about unemployment and related issues. “A language is much more than just communication. According to Rahul Gandhi, “a language has history, imagination, and hope in it. Every State should have the right to use its own language, he said, and added that if students wish to take their examinations in that language, they should be able to.
Rahul Gandhi’s comments come amid controversy surrounding a recent suggestion by a Parliamentary Committee like that the national language of instruction in technical and non-technical higher education institutions, like IITs, be Hindi in Hindi-speaking regions.
The use of English should be optional, it stated. Many political leaders, including Former Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, have objected to the Parliamentary Committee’s recommendation and termed to it as “Hindi imposition” in Southern States where Hindi is not as widely spoken.