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A protest through Twitter

Karnataka BJP MP urged Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to stop "imposing" Hindi in the state

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is emerging as the go-to platform to protest imposition of Hindi in For the last year or so, people have raised their voice against replacing Kannada with script in bank challans, rail tickets, and metro tickets. Now, a parliamentarian has joined the chorus. Protesting against a milestone in Channapatna, a tourist spot famous for wooden toys, MP from and Kodagu, Pratap Simha, on Thursday urged Union Transport Minister to stop “imposing” Hindi in the state. “Sir @nitin_gadkari, which language is this? Literacy rate of is 75.35 per cent. Nearly 25 per cent can’t even read Kannada.”

First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 22:34 IST
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