Dayanidhi Maran's observations on the Sanskrit spark rage in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI: DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran The observation that questioned the relevance of Sanskrit caused a furor in Lok sabha on Monday with the members of the treasury demanding that he apologize, while the president ordered that the objectionable comment be removed from the records.

During a debate on the Union Budget, Maran said millions of rupees were spent on Sanskrit and asked what the government has done for the Tamil classical language.

Maran also made a controversial comment about Sanskrit, that the Minister of State strongly opposed him, who said the budget or the finance minister could be criticized, but that it was not right to speak indecently about Sanskrit.

Rama Devi (BJP), who was in the Presidency, ordered that Maran's objectionable observations be deleted from the records.

We respect all languages. The statements made against Sanskrit were condemnable and indecent, Thakur said.

During the discussion, Maran said savings were part of our blood, but the government discouraged him by reducing interest rates on savings.

He also claimed that the mistakes made by you (the government) have come to haunt us and asked why can't you (the government) create a single tax system?

Opposing the government's plan to privatize Indian Air, he said it was a Indian air plane that went to China, in the middle of an outbreak of coronavirus, to evacuate the Indian students from there.

He also referred to CAA, NRC and NPR and declared that he was the first to raise his voice against the problems and accused the central government of dividing the country.

Referring to Aadhar, he said that when you have dynamic data with you, why do you want to go to NPR?