New Delhi, September 16: Amid politics over the "imposition" of Hindi language gaining momentum in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared a tweet where he mentioned that India's diversity is not its weakness, but its strength. He also said the names of 23 languages being spoken in India. BS Yediyurappa Disagrees With Amit Shah's Hindi Language Remark, Says 'We Will Never Compromise Kannada Importance'.
Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote, "India’s many languages are not her weakness." Apart from mentioning the languages, the Congress leader also posted Indian national flag in front of every mentioned language.
Here's Rahul Gandhi's tweet:
🇮🇳Oriya 🇮🇳 Marathi
🇮🇳 Kannada 🇮🇳Hindi 🇮🇳Tamil
🇮🇳Bengali 🇮🇳Urdu 🇮🇳Punjabi 🇮🇳 Konkani 🇮🇳Malayalam
🇮🇳Bodo 🇮🇳Dogri 🇮🇳Maithili 🇮🇳Nepali 🇮🇳Sanskrit
India’s many languages are not her weakness.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 16, 2019
Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stated that his government would never compromise the importance of Kannada language and is committed to promoting Kannada in the state. Even actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan expressed his dissatisfaction over "one nation, one language". 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’.
He had warned the Narendra Modi government against the Hindi imposition, saying that the country became a republic in 1950 with a promise of "Unity in Diversity". Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin had too shared similar views. The whole debate kicked off after Union Home Minister Amit 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.