An attempt to woo local votes? BJP MP pitches for Tamil as High Court language

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BJP MP for Tamil as court language
Chennai, Nov 12: BJP MP Tarun Vijay said on Tuesday that it was "shameful" that even after 67 years of Independence, Tamil could not be the language of the Madras High Court.

As per The Hindu report, "At a meeting organised by Vetri Tamizhar Peravai to felicitate him for his efforts to propagate Tamil in north India, Mr. Tarun Vijay was seen to be making the right political noises in Chennai when he promised to start a centre at his hometown, Deharadun, to promote Tamil. The centre would function from his residence.

The BJP MP also revealed that the efforts to distribute copies of the great Tamil work Tirukkural to students in north India would begin in January, and there was a plan to give it to 500 educational institutions."

"I have no agenda or politics behind my efforts. I believe that Tirukkural is the book of India," he was quoted as saying in the daily.

"All 22 languages under eighth section of the Constitution should be announced as official languages. Tirukkural should be announced a national book, while Tiruvalluvar's birthday should be announced Indian Languages Day," PMK leader S Ramadoss had earlier said in a statement.

Lauding BJP leader and MP Tarun Vijay for praising the ancient language of Tamil, Ramadoss had said, "Tamil should be announced the official language of Madras High Court, besides Tamil should be offered as one of the optional subjects in educational institutions across north India. More funds should be alloted for the research on Tamil."

Tarun Vijay had on September 5 last year lauded Tamil language in the Parliament and wanted it to be made the second official language of the country.

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