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Centre imposing Hindi through new notes: Vaiko

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 14, 2016, 6:44 am IST
Updated Nov 14, 2016, 6:49 am IST
He demanded that the RBI print the new notes as per the old style or give importance to all the national languages.
People's Welfare Front (PWF) coordinator and MDMK founder Vaiko (Photo: PTI)
 People's Welfare Front (PWF) coordinator and MDMK founder Vaiko (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Sunday accused the Central government of imposing Hindi and Sanskrit numerical on the new currency through its demonetisation move against black money holders.

"In an unprecedented move since independence, Reserve Bank of India has introduced newly designed Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes with Hindi numerical in devanagari script. Besides, the symbol of Swachh Bharat campaign was printed along with its slogan in Hindi alone," he said in a statement.

 

Pointing out that the Hindi numerical could be printed in notes only if amendments were made to the 343 section of the Constitution, he said that the printing of Hindi letters on new notes only shows their disrespect to the constitution.

He demanded that the RBI print the new notes as per the old style or give importance to all the national languages.

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