Hindi signs on Namma Metro will be replaced — Siddaramaiah tells Centre

Prime News, National (Bengaluru), July 28:- Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday wrote to the central government asserting that the state government is ‘compelled’ to redesign the signage in the metro without the Hindi language.
Writing to Union Urban Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Siddaramaiah asserted that the state government was compelled to ask the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd to temporarily re-design the signages in the Namma Metro without the Hindi language.
The Chief Minister then asked the Union Minister to review the Ministry’s earlier decision on the use of three languages which are – Regional, Hindi and English as the centre’s “three language policy is not reasonable.”
In his letter, Siddaramaiah stated that it would be appropriate to implement policies of the state government in the metro.
“Although both the Centre and State have equal stake in the BMRCL, the financial contribution of the state government is much more than that of the Government of India. Moreover, the supervision of operations, providing of security etc to the BMRCL is the responsibility of the state government. Also, the state government has undertaken to repay all the loans contracted by the BMRCL and also to bear the operating losses,” he said in the letter.
Earlier, the pro-Kannada organisation Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) staged a protest in front of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demanding 70 percent of the language written on any board/signboard or name plate should be in Kannada. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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