Stalin says opposition parties condemn postal department bias against Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu most of the opposition parties condemning the Centre’s decision to conduct postal department exams only in Hindi and English and not in any other regional language. Two days before the written exam for recruitment for five posts including postmen is to be held. The postal department has withdrawn the option of taking the tests in regional languages. The exams on 14 July will now be only in English and Hindi.
DMK President MK Stalin stated that “it is only to give all employment opportunities in Central departments to Hindi speaking people that the Centre has scrapped the option of writing the exam in regional languages. We are contemplating to approach the court to safeguard the interests of the applicants.”
Tamil Nadu Congress committee Chief K S Alagiri said, “if the Centre fails to withdraw the circular and treat all regional languages on a part with Hindi, there will be a big protest in the state.” The postal department’s decision was opposing the spirit of federalism.
CPM State Secretary K Balakrishnan said, “the AIADMK government must not be silent. It must pressurize the Centre to withdraw the postal department circular. The Centre is trying to prevent Tamils from getting employment in the postal department,” he said. And also PMK, the NDA government criticized the decision. “PMK condemns the circular,” said S Ramadoss. “It is should be prevented at all cost,” he said. And other parties are VCK and MDMK also against the circular and threatened to resort to agitation if right way at the earliest.