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News - Urdu becomes Telangana's second official language - Says Telangana CM

Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao has announced that Urdu will become the second official language of the state.

"I am declaring today, not considering districts as unit but the state as a unit, in the entire Telangana state Urdu will be considered and practised as the second official language. It has been a demand for a long time."

The opposition is now questioning the move. BJP questioned the move asking why Hindi or English are not being considered for the same.
Accusing the Chief Minister of playing vote bank politics, Krishna Sagar Rao, BJP spokesperson said CNN-News18, "We strongly condemn this Muslim appeasement move by the Chief Minister. First, he declared a special IT corridor for Muslims, which was bizarre and now this impractical move of making Urdu the second official language. People prefer English or Hindi, as it does value addition and help them with jobs, etc. We completely reject this move as it will lead to splurging of public money and nothing else."

More controversial decisions :

In this latest move, he has asked all govt offices starting from the Chief Minister's Office to District Collectorate, to receive all petitions in Urdu as well. All competitive exams will also be conducted in Urdu

Not just making Urdu an official language, earlier the Chief Minister had declared that minorities' development and welfare will be among the top priority programmes being implemented by the state government

However, the most controversial move was to develop an exclusive industrial estate and IT Corridor for Muslims.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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