Sunday, June 06, 2004

'DMK Was Never Anti-Hindi, Only Against Its Imposition' - Dayanidhi Maran (Communications Minister, India)

From an interview in Outlook

Has your party diluted its age-old anti-Hindi, anti-north stance?

The old stance changed a long time ago. What you're talking about was probably true in the 1960s. DMK changes. It believes in keeping up with the changes in the country and the world. Moreover, let me tell you that the DMK was never anti-Hindi. It was never ever against Hindi. It was just opposed to the imposition of Hindi on Tamil Nadu. Otherwise, we respect Hindi as much as our own language.