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Uproar in Lok Sabha over 'neglect' of Hindi in UPSC exams

March 15, 2013 11:59 IST

The Lok Sabha was adjourned briefly during Question Hour on Friday after uproar over "neglect" of Hindi and other regional languages in the Union Public Service Commission examinations, with the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal members trooping into the Well to register their protest.

As soon as the House met for the day, the SP and RJD members were on their feet and shouted slogans against "insult" to Hindi in the UPSC examinations.

SP members, led by Dharmendra Yadav, walked into the Well, followed by RJD members Lalu Prasad and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh among others.

"Angrezi me kaam na hoga (There will be no work in English)", "This is an insult to Indian languages," they shouted.

 T R Baalu of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam also raised the language issue. Amid din, the Bharatiya Janata Party members tried to raise some issue but it was not audible.

As members continued to shout slogans in the Well, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till 11:30 am.

The SP and RJD had given adjournment notice for discussion on the new changes in the UPSC examination pattern making English compulsory in civil services exam.

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