After ‘Hindi speakers sell panipuri’ remark, Tamil Nadu minister clarifies


In an interview with India Right this moment, Tamil Nadu minister Ok Ponmudy stated that his ‘panipuri’ comment was not an insult in the direction of Hindi audio system.

 After ‘Hindi speakers sell pani puri' remark, Tamil Nadu minister clarifies

Tamil Nadu’s larger training minister Ok Ponmudy.

Tamil Nadu’s larger training minister Ok Ponmudy clarified his ‘Hindi audio system promoting panipuri comment’ and stated that promoting panipuri shouldn’t be insulting’.

In an interview with India Right this moment, Ponmudy stated that his intention was to not insult Hindi language audio system.

“Promoting panipuri shouldn’t be insulting. They’re doing that work right here. They aren’t getting authorities jobs,” Ok Ponmudy stated.

Clarifying his earlier comment the place he had claimed that Hindi audio system are doing menial jobs, Ponmudy stated that his remark was directed in the direction of those that had claimed that learning Hindi will get individuals jobs.

“I used to be speaking to the individuals who stated that should you communicate Hindi, you get employment within the North. However what I discussed is that within the North itself there may be unemployment,” Ponmudy stated.

When requested about Hindi audio system feeling insulted by his comment, Ok Ponmudy simply replied with an “okay”.


Talking at a convocation occasion at Bharathiar college, Coimbatore, Ok Ponmudy stated that English is extra priceless than Hindi as a language, claiming those that communicate Hindi are engaged in menial jobs. He additionally implied that those that communicate Hindi are promoting panipuri in Coimbatore.

Ponmudy claimed that Tamil Nadu is on the forefront of the training system in India and acknowledged that Tamil college students had been able to be taught any language. Nevertheless, Hindi ought to solely be an non-obligatory language and never a obligatory one, stated the minister.

“They used to say that should you examine Hindi, you will get jobs? Is it so! You’ll be able to see in Coimbatore who’re promoting pani puri now? That was as soon as upon a time. Now English is the worldwide language,” acknowledged Ponmudy.

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