Continuing the war of words with regard to use of Hindi, AIADMK coordinator and former chief minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday claimed that he made his comments only after knowing all the information.
The AIADMK leader’s statement came against the backdrop of Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu’s charges against him over Hindi remarks recently.
Thennarasu said the Deputy Opposition Leader in the House was attempting to project his presence and promote himself in his party by charging DMK that it adopts double standards in the usage of the Hindi language.
Countering Thennarasu, Panneerselvam said the Minister pointed out that the Chief Minister has expressed his stance on Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks that Hindi should be accepted as an alternative to English. “The stance should not be only in the books, it should be practical,” he added.