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Budget Session: Odisha MP digs at President’s “Hindi” Speech


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Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Dhenkanal MP Tathagata Satpathy has expressed his unhappiness over the medium of language used by the President of India while addressing the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on the start of the Budget Session on Monday.

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting in “Hindi” language. This was his maiden address in a Parliament session.

Satpathy took Twitter route to dig at President’s address and said: “Earlier, the Prez’s address, basically a FedGov report, was in English and easy to understand. Now it is in Hindi! Seems like swallow Hindi or get out of India.”

“Personally, I felt it was more of history (or past) being narrated. Nothing about what to do in future & how to correct course for better, more pro people governance,” he added.

Last year, the BJD MP had criticised Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s letter sent to him written in “Hindi” saying “Why are Union Ministers forcing Hindi on non-Hindi speaking Indians? Is this an attack on other languages?”

Satpathy had also sent a letter to the Union minister asking him to communicate either in Odia or English instead of using Hindi.


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