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Wrong to consider Hindi national language: Raj Thackeray

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief on Sunday said that Hindi is a beautiful dialect but it is wrong to consider it a language.

Addressing the North Indian community at an event organised by a Uttar Bhartiya Mahapanchayat in Mumbai's Kandivali in Hindi language, Thackeray said, "Hindi is undoubtedly a beautiful language but it's wrong that it's the language. Never ever was a decision made upon on language. Like there is a Hindi language, there is Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, all of these are also the languages of this nation."

During the address, Thackeray also said youth from should be given priority if there are any job opportunities in the state. "If there are job opportunities in Maharashtra, is it wrong that youth of be given first priority? If an industry is set up in tomorrow, then youth there should be given first preference, the same should happen in Bihar, what is wrong in it?," he added.

Further substantiating his stance, he asserted, "People from and come to Maharashtra. Then people who are thrown out of their states also come to Maharashtra, is this state any less burdened? Whenever there are jobs available in Maharashtra its advertisement reaches but is not advertised locally.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 23:40 IST