Union minister for information and broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu stoked yet another controversy by supporting the usage of Hindi language on the boards of metro rail stations in Karnataka, stating that it is a national language.
While Kannadigas took strong objection to forcible imposition of Hindi language on them, power star and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan, who used to strongly criticise the north domination over the south, surprisingly remained silent.
Venakaih said Hindi is our National Language and it is impossible to progress in India without Hindi. Our mother tongue is our identity and we should take pride in it.
This has triggered a controversy, as Venkaiah is endorsing the north domination, though he hails from South. Secondly, Hindi is only an official language and not national language.
In the past, too, when Venkaiah raised the issue of Hindi language, Pawan Kalyan attacked the Centre through twitter messages. But this time, somehow, Pawan did not react.
It remains to seen whether the Jana Sena chief comes out with yet another tweet at least belatedly.