TN CM opposes NEP, says no place for 3 language system in State

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said there is no place for three language system in the State and his government would take appropriate steps if there is anything that affects the interests of Tamils.

He said this after chairing a high level meeting on Centre’s New Education Policy. He said it is painful that there is three language system in the NEP 2020 released by the Union government recently.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin has said the Centre’s New Education Policy was an attempt to impose Hindi and Sanskrit languages on the entire country, NDTV reported.

Under the New Education Policy released earlier this week, the Centre has proposed that education upto Class 5, and preferably until Class 8, will be imparted in the mother tongues of students. Classical languages like Sanskrit have also been proposed at all levels, while foreign languages will be offered at the secondary level.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly also sought to know the ruling AIADMK’s stand, particularly on the three-language policy, pointing out that the state has for long favoured only two languages.

“The new education policy, being imposed by the BJP government, is against states’ rights, social justice, India’s pluralism and will push future of youth into darkness,” he said in statement.