Clearing the air after a controversy erupted over imposition of Hindi language, union home minister Amit Shah said that he he had never spoken of imposing Hindi over regional languages but only advised that Hindi be learnt as a second language. While speaking at an event in Ranchi, Shah said his speech at a Hindi Diwas event had been misconstrued. He said, " “People should carefully listen to my speech (delivered on Hindi Diwas). If one wants to do politics, they are free to do so. But I had repeatedly stated (in the speech) that Indian languages should be strengthened."
Published On: Sep 18, 2019