Amit Shah for Hindi across India; AIADMK, DMK protest

A political storm brewed in Tamil Nadu after Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in support of Hindi to mark Hindi Diwas.

Amit Shah said, “India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language which should become the identity of India in the world.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party national president added: “If one language can unite the country today, it is the widely-spoken Hindi language.”

He further said: “Today, on the occasion of Hindi Day, I appeal to all the citizens of the country that we should increase the use of our mother tongue and also use the Hindi language as one language to realise the dreams of Bapu and iron man Sardar Patel. Happy Hindi Day.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party working president JP Nadda also greeted the nation on the occasion of Hindi day.

Nadda said: “Hindi is the most spoken and understood language across India, which unites all of us in the thread of unity and is also our identity in the world. Wish you all a very Happy Hindi Day. Let us all increase the use of Hindi in our daily lives and inspire others as well.”

Meanwhile, DMK president M K Stalin, AIADMK spokesperson Vaigai Chelvan, TNCC president Alagiri and others have slammed Amit Shah for his comments on Hindi. They alleged that the Centre was trying to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu.