DMK chief MK Stalin on Amit Shah statement on Hindi Diwas 2019: “When our Constitution says all languages must be treated with equality, the Home Minister’s statement which upholds Hindi above other languages is disrupting India’s Integrity."
Stalin took charge as party chief on August 28 last year. He was fighting the ruling AIADMK, which had emerged as the third largest party in Delhi in 2014 elections. The DMK is in the same position now.
DMK treasurer Durai Murugan’s son Kathir Anand emerged as the winner by a slender margin of 8,141 votes over AC Shanmugam, the founder of the New Justice Party who contested in AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol.
The NDA alliance managed to win in India but in Tamil Nadu, they were neglected. We won 37 seats, we should win this constituency too and make the AIADMK candidate lose the deposit, said Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Ever since the 10 per cent reservation for EWS was announced by the Centre, Opposition parties, including the DMK in Tamil Nadu, have been opposing it, arguing that reservation is not a "poverty alleviation programme".
The DMK and other parties in Tamil Nadu had strongly opposed the three-language formula in the draft National Education Policy alleging that it was tantamount to thrusting Hindi language on the non-Hindi speaking states.
The BJP's claim comes a day after TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekara Rao met Stalin in Chennai as part of his outreach to regional parties in his bid to stitch up a federal front, sans the BJP and Congress.