BJP leader Kripashankar Singh has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, asking him to make Marathi an optional language.
In a letter that could trigger political slugfest ahead of the BMC polls in Western state of Maharashtra, senior BJP leader Kripashankar Singh has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, asking him to make Marathi an optional language for secondary and higher secondary education.
Maharashtra BJP leader Kripashankar Singh writes to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath asking him to consider Marathi as an optional language for the students of Secondary and Higher Secondary in UP "that may help students in getting better jobs in Maharashtra." pic.twitter.com/JNgZnpGnEk
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Former Congressman and an ex-Minister of State for Home, Mr Singh had joined the saffron party last year.
“As you know, for the past 50 years I am staying in Maharashtra and maintaining relationships in Uttar Pradesh, especially in Poorvanchal,” Mr Singh wrote in his letter, stressing that in these five decades he has seen that a big chunk of students who pass secondary and higher secondary from UP migrate to Mumbai for jobs.
“During this tenure of 50 years, I noticed that when students come to Maharashtra, they face a number of problems due to no knowledge of the Marathi language. Not only this but there are also many vacancies of state government or corporations that require knowledge of Marathi language,” the BJP leader said.
If students are taught Marathi in schools of Uttar Pradesh as an optional language, this will help them get better jobs in Maharashtra, Kripashankar Singh said in his letter.