Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram wants all Non-Hindi language speakers to put up a united fight
Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram said that Hindi is only used as an administrative language by Centre, it is spoken in Parliament by the Ministers and between the officers and etc.
Ex-Union Minister said, “There is a great that has surrounded non- Hindi languages. So, all non-Hindi language speakers must hand band together and protest, if necessary. We are eligible to lead this fight. As a first step, we must understand that languages and Tamil ‘Inam’ are not different. It is not enough to say Tamil Vazhga but do everything for Tamil to thrive.”
“Every civilization has a land, race and a language. If they lose their land, they can migrate. But if they lose their language, the race will disappear,” he said. Mr. Chidambaram said that “if the race has to survive and thrive, the language must thrive. Today, people call themselves Tamil, but they can’t write Tamil or have not read Tamil literature. Tamil, Tamil ‘Inam’ Tamil language proficiency are not different things,” he said.
DMK president MK Stalin said Mr. Vairamuth’s book had come out at the right time, “there are attempts somehow destroy the pride of Tamil language and the Dravidian movement. They want to bring back the hegemony of North Indian languages. The book has come out at the right time,” he said. “They are many different for Tamil and Tamil people today. Centre imposing three-languages formula off the language. This has pushed us to a stage where we have to protest,” he said. MP Vaiko praised Mr. Vairamuthu for great people in Tamil history, and also Tholkappiar, Anna Durai, M. Karunanidhi through the book, Thamizattru Padai.
Mr. Vairamuthu said that Mr. Stalin and Mr. Vaiko should be together in politics. “There was talk that Mr. Vaiko left or was made to leave the DMK bias of Mr. Stalin. But by sending Mr. Vaiko to the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Stalin has quashed those controversies. The brothers have again joined hands,” he said.