BJP ally AIADMK rejects Centre's three language policy mentioned in NEP
The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said that it will not allow the three-language formula mentioned in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the new formula is "painful and worrisome," and added that his government won't implement it in the state.
He said, Tamil Nadu has followed Tamil and English language policy for decades. He further also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider Tamil people's sentiments and re-examine the 3 language policy and allow states to follow their respective ideology-based policy.
The Tamil Nadu government asserted that surrendering the two language policy would mean the end of any ruling party in Tamil Nadu as all the founding members of major parties have fought against Hindi imposition in one way or another.
Notably, in Tamil Nadu, the BJP and AIADMK are in an electoral alliance.
Earlier the DMK led parties too had urged the EPS government to reject the new education policy completely, accusing it of attempting to impose Hindi and Sanskrit.