AIADMK, BJP yet to react

Even as the Centre’s decision to hold postal examination only in Hindi and English triggered strong condemnation from parties in the State, the AIADMK and BJP are yet to react to the decision.
PMK leader S Ramadoss
PMK leader S Ramadoss

Chennai

“It will affect non-Hindi speaking States and this is an attempt to ensure that the north Indian youngsters get more job opportunities,” PMK founder S Ramadoss said.
The democracy has given rights for people from non-Hindi speaking nations to get placed in Central government jobs. But the latest circular will stop Tamils from joining the postal jobs, said MDMK general secretary Vaiko and added that all these years postman, multi-tasking staff, mail guard and postal assistant were hired by conducting exams in regional languages and the same system should be continued.
“This is a ploy to ensure that people from south do not get Central government jobs and I wonder how the Hindi speaking youngsters will work in TN without knowing Tamil,” said AMMK general secretary TTV Dhinakaran.
Alleging that the latest move was a planned attempt to impose Hindi, CPM State Secretary K Balakrishnan urged the Centre to hold the exams in all 23 languages listed under the Eighth Schedule. “TN government should not be a silent spectator; it should take legal action against the Centre trying to snatch the jobs from lakhs of unemployed Tamils,” he said. CPI also condemned the move.

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