The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has strongly opposed any move by the government to provide grants to primary schools imparting education in English medium. Briefing media persons, MGP Working President Narayan Sawant asserted that elementary education has to be in the mother tongue.
While clarifying that the MGP is not against English language per se, he said education at later stage could be in English as is the practice at the moment.
Narayan Sawant argued that just because some people who are enamoured by the English language are demanding the grants, government cannot accept their demand.
The MGP also extended its support to the Bharati Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) which is headed by its former president Shashikala Kakodkar.
MGP President said its two legislators will attend the BBSM convention at Azad Maidan scheduled for 6th April even if it meant sacrificing the ministerial berth enjoyed by one of them.
He also advised the government not to indulge in vote bank politics and urged it to consider all the aspects while deciding on the issue rather than their electoral future.