Monsoon session MP Nirahua gave the first statement in Lok Sabha raised the demand for inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Sche.

Azamgarh MP Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua - India TV Hindi News
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Azamgarh MP Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua

Highlights

  • Nirhua demanded the inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution
  • UPA accused of false assurance in the name of giving constitutional status
  • “Modi government took positive initiative to promote Bhojpuri”

Monsoon session: BJP MP Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ demanded the inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Recently, famous Bhojpuri actor-singer Nirhua, who was elected from Azamgarh parliamentary constituency, made his statement during the Zero Hour while keeping his subject for the first time in the House.

UPA accused of giving false assurances

Nirhua said that Bhojpuri, which is spoken in 16 countries, has also been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage on the request of Mauritius. He also accused the previous UPA government of giving false assurances on the subject of giving constitutional status to Bhojpuri. Nirhua said that Bhojpuri could not be included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution for years in the name of ambiguity of rules and non-discrimination of languages.

“Positive Initiative to Promote Bhojpuri”

He said that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken positive initiatives to promote Bhojpuri and hoped that a decision will also be taken regarding giving constitutional status to this language. The BJP MP said, “Now, we have Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is known to make the impossible possible. I am sure that the government will take steps to include Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi has also raised the issue

In 2016, Yogi had demanded that he would put this issue before the NDA government at the Center to include Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Yogi Adityanath had said in Parliament, Bhojpuri is the world’s largest dialect (dialect), which is spoken not only in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand but also in 27 other countries across the world.

The issue was also raised in 2009

Yogi had said that originally there were only 14 languages ​​in the schedule but Nepali, Sindhi and Maithili were added later. Earlier in July 2009, Yogi Adityanath had raised the issue of Bhojpuri in the Lok Sabha. Then he demanded the UPA government to include Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

22 languages ​​are included in the Eighth Schedule

Let us tell you that 22 languages ​​are included in the Eighth Schedule related to languages ​​in the Indian Constitution. In 1967, Sindhi was given a place in the Eighth Schedule by the 21st amendment to the Constitution. Later in 1992 the 71st amendment added Manipuri, Kokani and Nepali. Also Maithili, Santhali, Dogri and Boda were included in 2003.

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