BS Yediyurappa Disagrees With Amit Shah's Hindi Language Remark, Says 'We Will Never Compromise Kannada Importance'
Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Bengaluru, September 16: With the debate over "one nation, one language" gaining momentum in the political arena of the country, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday stated that his government would never compromise its importance and are committed to promoting Kannada in the state. Kamal Haasan Reacts to Amit Shah's Hindi Language Remark, Says ‘No Shah, Sultan Can Break Promise, Battle for Tamil Will Be Bigger Than Jallikattu’.

Stating that all languages in our country are equal, Yediyurappa said, "All official languages in our country are equal. However, as far as Karnataka is concerned, #Kannada is the principal language. We will never compromise its importance and are committed to promote Kannada and our state's culture."

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Earlier, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan expressed his dissatisfaction over "one nation, one language" and warned the Centre against the Hindi imposition, saying that the country became a republic in 1950 with a promise of "Unity in Diversity". Pinarayi Vijayan Terms Amit Shah's Push For Hindi as 'War Cry' Against Non-Hindi Speakers.

Even, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin had reacted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's comments and had said, "It's shocking. It will surely affect India's unity. On behalf of the DMK, I would urge him to take back that view of his." The whole debate kicked off after Shah propagated Hindi to be a common language in India. It is to be known that 22 languages were recognised by the Constitution of India and their stature is the same.