DMK walkout in Assembly over exam language row
Tamil Nadu

DMK walkout in Assembly over exam language row

Agency News

Chennai, July 15 : The principal Opposition DMK on Monday staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the ruling AIADMK refused to pass a resolution, insisting the Centre to hold  the postal department exams in regional languages along with
English and Hindi.

When DMK member Thangam Thennarasau raised the issue in the form of a Special Call Attention motion during Zero Hour, the House witnessed heated arguments between the treasury and the opposition benches. Thennarasu said the Centre's move to hold exams in English and Hindi only was aimed at shunting the doors for the people from the southern states in the postal department.

Minister D Jayakumar said the government was firm in its two-language policy and always opposed Hindi imposition. 'Our stand is the same as that of Opposition parties,' he said.Deputy Leader of the Opposition Durai Murugan said the government should pass a resolution if they were firm on their stand.

Leader of the House and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said AIADMK MPs would raise this issue in Parliament tomorrow and based on the outcome, a decision will be taken after consultation with the Opposition parties.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the DMK and its alliance should raise this
issue in Parliament.Dissatisfied with the reply, DMK and Congress, staged a walkout.