Shashi Tharoor said that Hindi is "not the national language of India. Though with the Bollywood’s popularity, some Hindi is also being understood in the South which is a good thing". He said if Hindi was given top priority, 50-55 per cent people will be at a disadvantage.
In Class VII, highest hard items (52.78 per cent) were found in Hindi and the lowest in English (11.11 per cent). In Class VIII, highest (40 per cent) hard points in mathematics and the lowest (8.33 per cent) in English.