Lack of perseverance on the part of Janasena president Pawan Kalyan on putting pressure on Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to revive Telugu medium in the state has disappointed many. Pawan first announced that he would also participate in the revival of Telugu medium movement in Tamil Nadu. The statement enthused many and thought it would stir the Telugu chief ministers into action. But, Pawan has been silent on the matter. The disappointment is evident among the Telugus belonging to Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu Telugu Yuva Shakti today launched ‘letter campaign’ as part of the agitation for the revival of Telugu Medium inTamil Nadu. In the program organized to day in the Press Club of Hyderabad, Telugu University former vice chacellor Avula Manjulatha,Yuvashakti president Ketireddy Jagadeswar Reddy , CPI national leader K Narayana, Andhra Pradesh Official Language Commission former chairman Parchuri Gopal Krishna, Movie producer Tammareddy Bharadwaja, MLC Chandrasekhar , Sakshi Editor Dilip Reddy signed the letters addressed to the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The the dignitaries present in the meeting expressed concern over the language policy of the TN. They said learning in one’s mother tongue was the right guaranteed by the Constitution of India and the TN government decision had denied this right to the people belonging linguistic minority groups like Malayalam, Urdu, Telugu etc.
They all felt the the Telugu language could not be banished from the Tamil state thorough government orders given the intricate cultural bond between Tamil and Telugu people. They urged Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh to intervene and work to find out a solution to the Telugu people’s problem.