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Business News/ Politics / News/  ‘Nitish, Lalu agrees?’ BJP slams INDIA over DMK Dayanidhi Maran's ‘Hindi speakers clean toilet in Tamil Nadu’ remark
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‘Nitish, Lalu agrees?’ BJP slams INDIA over DMK Dayanidhi Maran's ‘Hindi speakers clean toilet in Tamil Nadu’ remark

DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's comments on Hindi spark North versus South debate

DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's comments on Hindi spark North versus South debatePremium
DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's comments on Hindi spark North versus South debate

The North versus South debate flared up once again over DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran's alleged comments that the Hindi speakers from UP and Bihar come to Tamil Nadu to do menial jobs like construction work, cleaning of toilets etc.

BJP National Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla shared the viral clip on X (earlier Twitter) and lashed out at the INDIA bloc for not taking a stand against it.

Shehzad Poonawalla accused the INDIA bloc of attempting to divide the nation based on caste, language, and religion. He also condemned Maran's language as "unfortunate" and suggested it was not a coincidence considering the actions of other leaders

“Once again an attempt to play the Divide and Rule card," Poonawalla wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

In the post, he also criticised the DMK MP Senthil Kumar's objectionable comment in Parliament about North Indian states and Telangana chief minister Revanth Reddy's comment (when he was not a CM) that Telangana DNA was better than Bihar DNA.

 

Meanwhile, Bihar BJP MP Giriraj Singh tweeted, “Do Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav agree with their coalition partner's opinion on Hindi-speaking people? They should clarify why DMK and INDIA block have so much hatred against Hindi-speaking people,"

 

DMK is part of the INDIA bloc -- the opposition alliance which comprises JD(U), RJD and Samajwadi Party-- the main political parties of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, Dayanidhi Maran's comment on Hindi was a comparison of people who learn English and who only learn Hindi. The DMK leader said those who learn English get good jobs in IT, but those who learn only Hindi -- people from UP and Bihar -- end up cleaning roads and toilets. "This is what happens when one learns only Hindi," Dayanidhi said.

 

 

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Published: 24 Dec 2023, 08:55 AM IST
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