NEP 2020: Tamil Nadu refuses to implement 3-language formula
New Delhi : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami tagged the new '3-language formula' in new education policy (NEP 2020) as 'painful and saddening'.
He raised his concern in same tunes with late Chief Ministers Anna Durai, MGR and Jayalalithaa, expressing his refusal to impose Hindi and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the decision.
"Three-language formula in NEP is painful and saddening. I appeal to Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) to reconsider. Let the states implement as per the policy," Mr Palaniswami said in a statement.
He also referred to an anti-Hindi agitation from 1965 when Tamil Nadu students came on streets after Congress' attempt to make Hindi an official language.
Though the three-language policy leaves it to states to decide on what that language would be, political parties in Tamil Nadu look at this as a tacit attempt by the centre to impose Hindi.
The Centre had made it very clear that it will not impose Hindi on any of the states.
"I once again like to insist that the Central government will not impose any language on any state," Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.