New Delhi, Sep 15: Extending support to Home Minister Amit Shah’s pitch for the Hindi language across the country, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that English was imposed by the Britishers.
“Britishers imposed English on us (the people of India),” Paswan said on Twitter.
It was a matter of shame that the Supreme Court and most High Courts used English as the official language.
“This is a matter of shame that the official language in the Supreme Court and many High Courts is English. It is not allowed to use Hindi or any other language in the Supreme Court. Apart from the High Courts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, no other high court uses Hindi or any other regional language either,” the minister said in another tweet.
“India should have a language of its own and Hindi is the most common language in the country,” he said, adding that Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose too supported Hindi.
“Our slogan is 'Gandhi, Lohia ki abhilasha, chale desh mein deshi bhasha' (Gandhi and Lohia's desire, regional languages should be spoken in the country),” Paswan added.