Bangalore: A few years ago the central government declared 14th September as ‘Hindi Language Day’ (Hindi Divas). Following this, Hindi Language Day was celebrated by the government in BJP-ruled Karnataka.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Deve Gowda’s secular Janata Dal and Kannada organizations have strongly opposed the celebration of Hindi Language Day on Wednesday (today) by the Karnataka government.
In a letter written to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bombay, senior MJD leader Kumaraswamy said, “It is not acceptable to celebrate Hindi Language Day in Karnataka apart from celebrating Kannada language. Celebrating Hindi Day on the tax money of the people of Karnataka cannot be allowed,” it said.