No controversy over Marathi & Hindi: Chavan

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New Delhi, Nov 19: Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has said that there is no controversy in Maharashtra over the use of Marathi and Hindi languages.

Speaking to reporters, Ashok Chavan said, "Hindi has same importance as Marathi, I don't think there is any controversy. Hindi is our national language and Marathi is a language of Maharashtra."

"Respect should be given to both Marathi and our national language, and I don't think there's anything wrong. Why should we give birth to a controversy?" he added.

Chavan further said, "Some people are playing politics. There's importance of Marathi and its due will be given in Maharashtra."

Earlier, SP leader Abu Azmi was attacked by right-wing Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators on Nov 9 for taking his oath of office in Hindi, and not in Marathi.

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