TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan speaking to media in Chennai on Thursday (Photo/ANI)
TN BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan speaking to media in Chennai on Thursday (Photo/ANI)

Hindi is an option and not an imposition as per 3-language policy: TN BJP leader

ANI | Updated: Jun 06, 2019 17:58 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jun 6 (ANI): Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan asserted on Thursday that Hindi will be an option and not an imposition according to the central government's three-language policy.
"Opposition leaders in the state are twisting the three-language policy. The central government has clarified that Hindi will be an option and not an imposition," she told reporters here.
Replying to questions, Soundararajan said, "It is a good thought that Tamil should be taught in other states also. I feel Tamil Nadu should have a three-language policy. I am not saying only Hindi but an optional third language. Learning a third language will give students better opportunities and improve their social skills."
On two students committing suicide in the state after the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) results were declared, she said, "I plead to the students not to take the extreme step. There is always a next time."
The BJP leader said, "Politicians in Tamil Nadu should not demoralise students. (DMK president M K)Stalin is saying do away with NEET but how can that be done when there is a Supreme Court verdict on the issue."
She said, "Tamil Nadu has done fairly well and there is a ten per cent increase in the intake of students from the state. As a doctor, I personally support NEET."
Asked about the meeting of BJP leaders, she said, "We analysed the elections in the state. I plan to undertake a tour of all the zones to encourage party workers and execute our future strategy." (ANI)

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