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After Kanimozhi Episode,P Chidambaram Says He Has Face Too: "Not Unusual"
Hours after Ms Kanimozhi's tweet, however, the CISF responded: "The CISF has ordered an Enquiry into the matter. It is not the policy of CISF to insist upon any particular language."
After Kanimozhi Episode, Chidambaram Says He Has Face Too: "Not Unusual"
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P.Chidamabaram on Mondy said that what DMK MP Kanimozhi faced at Chennai airport was not unusual and he had too faced "taunts" from the officials and citizens who wanted the former Minister to speak in Hindi.
In the series of tweets, he said that the Union government must "insists" on the Central government employees being bilingual in Hindu and English.
His comments come a day after Ms. Kanimozhi had tweeted that she was asked whether or not she was an Indian after the MP told a Central Industrial Security Force(CISF)personnel at the Chennai airport to speak in Tamil or English as she (Ms. Kanimozhi) did not understand Hindi.
“The unpleasant experience of DMK MP Ms. Kanimozhi at Chennai airport is not unusual. I have experienced similar taunts from government officers and ordinary citizens who insisted that I speak in Hindi during telephone conversations and sometimes face to face,” Mr. Chidambaram said.
If the Central government is genuinely committed to both Hindi and English being the official languages of India, it must insist that all central government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) August 10, 2020
“If the Central government is genuinely committed to both Hindi and English being the official languages of India, it must insist that all Central government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English,” he added.
Also, the minister added that non-Hindi speakers in government jobs learn functional Hindi quickly .“Why cannot Hindi-speaking recruits to Central government posts learn functional, spoken English?” he asked