Siddaramaiah, the Congress’ chief of the opposition in Karnataka, on Tuesday, lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister BS Yediyurappa over The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) exams.

“@BSYBJP’s followers call him Huli (Tiger) but in reality, he is ili (Mouse). He hides in burrows when he has to stand up in front of @narendramodi . Let him resign if he cannot ensure justice to Kannadigas,” Siddaramaiah on Tuesday mentioned in a submit on Twitter.

He put in a hashtag #IBPSMosa (IBPS cheat) in his submit.

The tirade by Siddaramaiah continued on an emotive difficulty in Karnataka the place the language of the state, Kannada, has been sidelined in favour of Hindi, which has been resisted by teams and political events.

In a current notification the IBPS had said that apart from the English language take a look at, different papers can be obtainable in just one different language: Hindi.

“@narendramodi is betraying Kannadigas by not allowing candidates to take IBPS exams in Kannada. The latest notification by IBPS is an example of @BJP4India’s anti-Kannada stand.

Central govt should immediately address this & ensure justice to Kannadigas,” Siddaramaiah mentioned in his submit. The former Karnataka chief minister additionally lashed out at union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a member of the higher home of parliament nominated from Karnataka and different Lok Sabha members from the state for persevering with to place up with the imposition of Hindi.

“Being elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, @nsitharaman has constantly betrayed Kannadigas and Kannada. She has continued the same with respect to IBPS exams. She is unfit to represent the people of Karnataka in Rajya Sabha. She should resign if she has any shame,” Siddaramaiah mentioned.

He even mentioned that the MPs from Karnataka have been “behaving like slaves” of the prime minister.

In a press release on Tuesday, the Press Information Bureau mentioned that stories indicated that solely two languages (English and Hindi) could be used for IBPS exams “despite the fact that 22 languages were recognized by the Constitution of India”.

“In the above context, it may be clarified that the Finance Minister’s statement referred to above was made in the context of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) only. With a view to providing a level playing field to the local youths for availing employment opportunities, the Government in 2019 decided that for recruitment of Office Assistant and Officer Scale I in RRBs, the examination will be held in 13 regional languages including Konakani and Kannada, besides Hindi and English. Since then, examination for these recruitments is being conducted in regional languages also,” in response to the PIB assertion.

It added {that a} committee has been constituted to look into calls for for different languages for use in holding examinations for public sector banks.

“The Committee will give its recommendations within 15 days. The ongoing process of holding the examination initiated by IBPS will be kept on hold until the recommendations of the Committee are made available,” the PIB mentioned in a press release.

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