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Mulayam wants a ban on use of English in Parliament

PTI  Etawah, November 17, 2013
First Published: 16:06 IST(17/11/2013) | Last Updated: 16:10 IST(17/11/2013)

Members of Parliament should be banned from speaking in English in Parliament, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has said.

"There should be a ban on English address in Parliament. Countries which use their mother tongue are more developed. It's the need of the hour to promote Hindi," Yadav said at a function on Saturday night.

He was addressing a programme organised by Etawah Hindi Sewa Trust to felicitate persons involved in promotion of Hindi.

"The leaders of the country have double character as far as Hindi is concerned. They ask for vote in Hindi but give address in Parliament in English. This should be stopped," he said, clarifying that he was not against English language.

Yadav said people living in different regions should try to promote Hindi apart from their regional languages.

In his address, the SP chief also cautioned the Centre about China, saying the country could not be trusted.


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