The Tamil Nadu government has firmly rejected the three-language plan in the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) unveiled recently by the Union government. In a statement issued on Monday, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami opposed the plan on the grounds that such a move would offend sentiments in Tamil Nadu.
Describing the three-language formula as “saddening and painful” the Chief Minister urged the Prime Minister to reconsider it and let the states handle it according to their policy. “Our state has implemented the two-language policy for decades, and will continue. I request the Prime Minister to listen to the sentiments of people of Tamil Nadu,” the statement read.