The Maharashtra government is considering making Marathi language compulsory in all schools from Class I to X, said Minister for Education Vinod Tawde in a written reply in the state Legislative Council on Tuesday. Tawde was replying to a question from Shiv Sena legislator Vilas Potnis on Tuesday.
Potnis, in his question, said states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala have made their local languages compulsory in schools up to Class X. So, Marathi should be made compulsory on the similar grounds, he added.
“The proposal is under consideration of the government,” said Tawde in the written response. However, Tawde, later speaking to reporters, said it is difficult to make it compulsory.