Asserting that the DMK was not against Hindi as a language, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said the party was only opposed to its imposition on non-Hindi speaking people.
"We are not against Hindi, but only opposed to its imposition," he said, addressing a large number of Hindi- speaking workers involved in construction of the Rs 500 crore new Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly complex in Chennai.Hindi songs were played during the feast he hosted for the migrant workers.
The DMK had launched a massive anti-Hindi agitation in 1965 and formed the government in 1967 on the anti-Hindi plank. The then DMK government, led by late C N Annadurai later introduced a two-language formula for school students, doing away with Hindi which was taught as a third language. PTI