Karunanidhi reiterates DMK demand on Tamil

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Monday reiterated his party’s demand for the inclusion of Tamil as one of the official languages at the Centre.

Addressing a meeting organised by the DMK in Peravallur here to mark the anniversary of the movement against the imposition of Hindi, he said it would not be sufficient if Tamil was an official language of Tamil Nadu. Tamil should also be given respect at the Centre.

His party was arguing not only for Tamil. Other languages, including Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali too, could be made official languages of the Union government. In that case, there would be no objection to Hindi also being an official language, he said.

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