Addressing a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said recognised languages would include Bodo or Bengali or any other tribal language of the state, and also Hindi as many people in Assam speak it.
Defending his decision, Goyal stated that this alone was not something the executive should be fired for. He added that the company’s executives are young and not experts on regional sentiments and languages.
Chidambaram also said that if the Central government is genuinely committed to both English and Hindi being the official languages of India, it must insisit that all government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English.
The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi.
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No doubt Gandhi fought untouchability and Nehru followed his footsteps, but it was Ambedkar who shaped the progressive, futuristic idea of a modern India.
Stressing on the diversity of Indian languages and cultures, Modi said: 'Howdy Modi? The answer is everything is fine in India.'
Both the Prime Minister and Home Minister are from non-Hindi speaking states. So it is a bit difficult for anti-Hindi parties to convince people that the NDA government is out to impose Hindi.
Home Minister Amit Shah said to end the confusion, people should listen to his speech carefully.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said while he supported the idea that all languages should be developed, he will never accept that Hindi can alone unite the country.
"A common language not just for India but any country is good for its unity and progress. Unfortunately, (one cannot) bring a common language in our country. So you cannot impose any language," Rajinikanth said.
'We can neither openly vouch for nor oppose it (Shah's statement). If we support it then we will be branded anti-Bengalis and anti-Bengali language,' a BJP leader in West Bengal said.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kamal Haasan warned the fight for Jallikattu -- the traditional sport involving bulls and humans -- was just a protest, but 'the battle for our language will be exponentially bigger than that'.
In a Facebook post, Vijayan said the country was already seeing a widespread protest against the imposition of a common language, adding the move was a sign of Sangh Parivar opening a new battlefield in the name of language.
A pro-Kannada outfit has warned of agitations from October 1 if the Centre 'imposes' Hindi in Karnataka.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on September 14, marking the significance of the day when the country's Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave out the 'secret' of how did Bear Grylls converse with him in the special episode of 'Man Vs Wild' when the famed adventurer and survivalist does not understand Hindi
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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