Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday expressed his firm opposition to the implementation of the three-language policy as envisioned in the National Education Policy 2020.
Tamil Nadu government said the state will continue with its two-language formula. The decision to oppose NEP was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Palaniswamy with the State School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan.
Meanwhile, Opposition parties in the state had already opposed NEP2020. DMK President MK Stalin said the three-language policy is the Centre’s attempt at the ‘imposition of Hindi and Sanksrit’ and added that he would join hands with like-minded parties and take this fight forward.
Palaniswami, in a statement, said the three-language idea will not be put into action in Tamil Nadu and has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enable states to modify the Education policy to suit their own sentiments. Further, it would hurt sentiments in a state that has rallied against the imposition of languages in the past.
In a statement, Palaniswami said, “The three-language formula in NEP is saddening and painful. Prime Minister should reconsider the proposed three-language formula and allow states to implement it as per their policy.”