Ex-MP requests CM to include Hindi in general language list
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb 28: Former Jamshedpur MP and Congress leader Dr Ajoy Kumar blamed the BJP for the poor condition of regional languages in Jharkhand. He claimed the Jamshedpur MP and BJP leader Bidyut Baran Mahato had supported the demand for removing Bhojpuri, Magahi and Maithily from the list of regional languages in the state.
“The BJP leaders did little for the development, promotion and expansion of regional languages. Previous BJP governments in the state did not do anything favourable for these regional languages. The same people are now trying to gain political mileage by raising the issue of regional languages,” said Kumar.
The former MP also lambasted BJP leader Raghubar Das for ignoring the cause of regional languages during his tenure as ex-CM of Jharkhand. He held the previous BJP governments in the state responsible for a decline in the number of SC and ST applicants in the Matriculation Board exams held last year. “There were only 30,000 SC and ST students in the Matric Board exams. This happened because the BJP led state governments did not provide adequate educational facilities to these children,” he said.
Praising the Jharkhand government, Kumar said, “Hemant Soren is doing exceptionally well with the Congress for the people of the state. We believe the local people of Jharkhand should get preference in jobs and the Congress supports this decision, but we should also think about those candidates who are toiling day and night to get a government job. I request the state government to reconsider its decision to remove Hindi from the list of general language in Jharkhand since there are around 21.4 per cent Hindi speaking people in the entire state.”