Bollywood star Ajay Devgn's comment on Hindi being India's national language snowballed into a major debate on Thursday with leaders across the political spectrum, including BJP's Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and NC's Omar Abdullah, among those backing linguistic diversity.
What started off as a Twitter exchange between Devgn and Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep on Wednesday took a political turn as Bommai joined his predecessors and political rivals, Congress' Siddaramaiah and JD-S' H D Kumaraswamy in stressing that Hindi is like any other language in India and not the national language.
“Whatever Sudeep has said is correct. After the formation of states
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First Published: Apr 28 2022 | 7:06 PM IST