New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhrial ‘Nishank’, on Sunday, said that the Centre will not impose any language on any state through the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, as a response to the opposition in Tamil Nadu, alleging that the policy levies Hindi and Sanskrit.
Pokhrial, in his tweet to former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, said that he was looking forward to the supervision of the ex-central minister in implementation of NEP in Tamil Nadu.
“I once again like to insist that the Central government will not impose any language on any state,” said Pokhrial
The M K Stalin-led DMK and many opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have opposed NEP, demanding a review of the radical reforms it has intended.
The policy was an attempt at alleged imposition of Hindi and Sanskrit, the DMK chief said, affirming to challenge it by joining hands with unanimous political parties and Chief Ministers of other states.
“The reforms were not a new education policy but a glossy coat on the old oppressive Manusmriti,” he said.