Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pardesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been facing a lot of criticism from various quarters for neglecting Telugu language and promoting only English in all the government offices and institutions, has finally started showing some interest in the Telugu language.
On Wednesday, Naidu told the assembly that the state government was committed to regain the lost legacy of Telugu language.
He reminded that the name of his party itself reflects Telugu and therefore, there was no question of neglecting Telugu at all.
He assured that he would take all steps to promote usage of Telugu in all the government offices in a big way.
TDP MLA from Tadikonda Sravan Kumar moved a resolution in the AP legislative assembly urging the government to take concrete steps to spread the importance of the Telugu language. The need of the hour is to save the language from peril, he said.
Irrespective of Telugus living in various countries across the globe, the government should make efforts to uplift the language of its literature, he said. Discussion was taken up by the members in the assembly on the Telugu language.
Tourism minister Akhila Priya urged all the departments in the Secretariat to give priority to Telugu language.
Interestingly, MLA Gouthu Syam Sunder Sivaji found fault with Akhila Priya for using English words during her speech.
He felt that all Ministers should implement and practice giving speech in Telugu in the Assembly sessions too.