Bengaluru : Phase one of Namma Metro is completed now, and Bengalureans are not happy. Yes, Hindi is not our national language, so do not impose it on us” says twitterati — this is the sentiment of many Bengalureans who are opposed to the signs and announcements in Hindi at Namma Metro stations.
The #NammaMetroHindiBeda and #NammaMetroKannadaSaku hashtags have been trending online, with Bengalureans asking the BMRCL to mind their language.
— Trendsmap Bengaluru (@TrendsBengaluru) June 20, 2017
A poll run by Bangalore Times , in which Times asked if Hindi should be made mandatory on the Metro, revealed that a whopping 90% people were against this, and wanted only English and Kannda languages to be used.
— Bangalore Times (@BangaloreTimes1) June 21, 2017
Kannada Development Authority()KDA has issued a notice to Namma Metro authorities for breaking government rules and putting up Hindi name boards.
Bengalureans on twitter came together with south indians on social media campaign trending #HindiImposition and #NammaMetroHindiBeda, The campaign drew popular support and soon became a topic of panel discussions on television and outrage against Hindi imposition on online media platforms.
Here is what union minister Venkaiah Naidu have to say. (Hindi is a National language, without hindi it’s not possible to grow in India)
Hindi rashtrabhasha hai. Hindi ke bina Bharat mein aage badhna sambhav nahi hai: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pic.twitter.com/z9vOzY6jvw
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 24, 2017
Social Media Reaction :
— Pratap Simha (@mepratap) June 22, 2017
Why is Hindi being promoted in non Hindi speaking states?Things ought to be written in the regional language & English.
— Donna Radhakrishnan (@donna_rk_) June 20, 2017
— Prathap ಕಣಗಾಲ್ (@Kanagalogy) June 3, 2017
— Prakash (@pkash_Karnataka) September 23, 2016
— ಗಿರೀಶ್ 🐦 (@apthamitra) September 19, 2016
— Suhruta Yajaman (@syajaman) September 19, 2016
Karnataka is a non-hindi state
Our rights to demand our language In our state
Iam living in karnataka not in Delhi
— purvi raju ( ಪೂರ್ವಿ) (@purviraju1) September 19, 2016
— Babu Ajay (@Babuajay316) June 19, 2017
— N V Krishnakumar (@envyk_blr) June 20, 2017
So it takes SM to come out & say #NammaMetroHindiBeda , where are great Vatal & SaRaGovind in this fight? Restricted to only calling bandhs?
— Chetan Anantharamu (@gandabherunda) June 20, 2017