Siddaramaiah pushes for supremacy of regional languages
Pitching for supremacy of regional languages, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday pushed for the state's demand to make it the medium of instruction for primary education.
Speaking at the 61st Karnataka Rajyotsava (state formation day) celebration event here, he urged the Prime Minister to call a meeting of Chief Ministers of all states and bring an amendment to the Constitution to this effect.
"I have written two letters to the Prime Minister.I have also written to all Chief Ministers because the Supreme Court's order is causing a threat to all regional languages," Siddaramaiah said.
The Chief Minister said he had also met the Prime Minister in this regard.
"We have to bring an amendment to the Constitution.It has to get declared in Parliament that regional languages are supreme in states.. amendments should be brought to make changes to the Supreme Court order. So Prime Minister has to call a meeting of Chief Ministers of all states and decide," he said.
"I will continue to make this demand," he said, adding most language and education experts had opined that the mother tongue should be the medium of instruction in primary schools.
Siddaramaiah said it would help in development of regional languages and also mental development of children.