19-11-201919-11-2019 12:45:44 IST
2019-11-19T07:15:44.891Z19-11-2019 2019-11-19T07:15:41.639Z - - 08-04-2020
Andhra Pradesh's Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Monday stated that he is planning to take legal action against Andhra Jyothi MD, Vemuri Radhakrishna over the latter's editorial piece in his own Newspaper. The minister accused that Radhakrishna's comments that the YSRCP government was planning of implementing English Medium schools due to religious reasons was misleading as well as extremely offensive.
In an editorial piece titled 'Hidden Agenda in AP' that was published on November 17th in Andhra Jyothi, Radhakrishna said that the move could bring religious divide in the state. He further went on to add that the sudden change in the medium of instruction in schools was being done to facilitate the spread of Christianity in the state. Radhakrishna also alleged that Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy wants to lure the Backward Class community into Christianity through the introduction of English and that is the main purpose behind this move.
"We are going to take legal action on this. You (Radhakrishna) cannot be so irresponsible. You cannot write all these things. The law will take its own course, " said Suresh while adding that he is planning of legal action on the Andhra Jyothi MD, Radhakrishna.
"It is extremely sad that they are giving a religious colour to education. We don’t understand this sort of thinking. I don’t know how they can attribute speaking in English to a religion or a community," he went on to add.
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce English medium in all government schools from the next academic year for classes 1-8. The government plans to extend the same for classes 9 and 10 from the academic year 2021.
This decision of the government has become the centre of a political controversy with TDP, BJP and Janasena stating that the introduction of English medium could threaten the Telugu's growth in the state.
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