Stirring up another textbook controversy, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss on Sunday asked the State to delete a portion immediately in the Standard X social science book, in which Hindi is described as the national language. The textbook was prepared as part of the Samacheer Kalvi syllabus. The lesson, ‘Unity in Diversity,' (page 253) states Hindi as the national language. Terming it a grave blunder, the PMK founder called for criminal action against those involved in preparing the book.

In a statement, he said no language was declared national language and Hindi was only an official language.