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He also said that the Shiv Sena does not mean Mumbai, Maharashtra or Hindutva, and added that nobody can separate Mumbai from the state.
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Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy had on Friday asserted that the state government will continue with the two-language formula as its policy.
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His statement comes over a month after Shah said that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English and not to local languages.
Governor RN Ravi, who spoke after him, said some people are creating an impression that the Centre is imposing a language on Tamil Nadu, which is not correct.
She thwarted the allegation of Hindi imposition on the JIPMER campus and said parties were politicising the matter.
"There is no question of imposition of Hindi or any other language on anyone. We have to encourage and enrich every language," he said and hailed Tamil as the "oldest" language.
Ponmudy said he used the platform to highlight Tamil Nadu's sentiments over the language issue as the Governor would convey them to the Centre.
Narayanasamy pointed out that the circular had a clear direction that registers, service books of employees, and pension books should be in Hindi too.
Protests against alleged Hindi imposition gained momentum on Wednesday with various political parties and outfits demanding the withdrawal of the circular issued by JIPMER.
The institute has clarified that it has not changed its policies related to the use of various languages for official work.
They demanded the withdrawal of JIPMER's recent circular directing staff to use Hindi, along with English, in records and communication.
The DMK State coordinator also urged JIPMER to provide high quality treatment to Puducherry residents, medicine and equipment to all the patients.
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