Kharge backs Siddaramaiah in making Kannada compulsory in school

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 20:22 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov 2 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday supported Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's efforts towards creating an atmosphere for learning Kannada">Kannada and making it compulsory in primary schools.

Speaking to ANI, Kharge said, "The CM of Karnataka has written a letter to the Central Government to make Kannada">Kannada compulsory in all primary schools."

"Many leaders have worked for the integration of Kannadigas and Kannada">Kannada as a language. This tradition still continues," added Kharge.

On Wednesday, Siddaramaiah, while speaking at the 62nd Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrated in Bengaluru's Kanteerava stadium, said that people living in Karnataka should learn Kannada">Kannada.

He had also asked the Kannadigas to be more affectionate towards their state's language. (ANI)