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Language wars: Sushma Swaraj's fluency in Kannada will surprise you!

Language wars: Sushma Swaraj's fluency in Kannada will surprise you!

The topic of making Hindi the official language is now being contested by the public on the social media, where people are asking why is it necessary to make Hindi the official language of India when it isn't even spoken regularly in most parts of the country, while others have pointed out that people who want to learn the language can do so, but there is no obligation to do so. While the PM or foreign minister were free to speak in Hindi and take pride in it if they wanted to, Tharoor said there was no need to impose the language on future leaders who may represent non-Hindi speaking states. "But when the issue of bearing the expenses comes, many small nations become hesitant which has led to a big hurdle in making Hindi an official language of the UN", said Swaraj in the Lok Sabha.

When Shashi Tharoor challenged her on why it needs to be pushed, the Minister dismissed his remark as "ignorant". As per the UN rules, support of two-third member countries (129 nations) is vital out of the total 193 member nations, the minister said in Lower House during Question Hour.

"The United Nations has a specific procedure for a language to be recognised as an official language of the UN".

"It is not hard to get the support of two-third member-nations". "We are ready to pay even Rs 400 crore if required", Swaraj said. However, she added that spending money would not serve the objective.

During the winter session of Parliament in 2016, Ms. Swaraj stated in a written reply that the government was making every effort to accord official language status to Hindi in the United Nations. "So for us to be spending government resources in seeking to promote Hindi in this manner raises an important question", he said.

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"The government has to defend its position". She wrote, "I am proud of all Indian languages".

Several members of the treasury benches protested after Tharoor finished his statement.

On January 3, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor got into a war of words over Hindi.

Sushma Swaraj said Hindi was spoken in several other countries as well as by the Indian diaspora overseas. "Saying Hindi is spoken only in India is your ignorance".


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