Any exam in Karnataka should have Kannada option: Siddaramaiah

Mysuru, September 16:- “Whatever exam may happen in Karnataka, it should have Kannada as an option. Or else, it is an injustice for Kannadigas,” said former chief minister Siddaramaiah.

He was speaking to media persons in the city on Monday.

“Pro Kannada organisations should raise their voice for exams to be held in Kannada. Home Minister Amit Shah is not right. Hindi is not the national language. It is like any other language in India. I don’t object to learning any language, but it should not be imposed,” he said.

“I have stopped responding to the statements by Minister K S Eshwarappa. The state government says it would give good news to flood-hit people in a few days. It is their responsibility to help the flood-affected people. What have they done for the past 45 days? Janata Dal (Secular) MLA GT Devegowda might have told the truth about H D Kumaraswamy. You don’t know. Now, JD(S) MLAs are only blaming their party. If we had told the truth, it would have been called exaggeration. If the JD(S) members complain, people will get to know. I didn’t quit JD(S) but was axed from the party. Devegowda himself said that Congress would win the Hunsur by-election. He may be right,” Siddaramaiah said. (MR/KS)

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