Seems like the flak around the GO passed by the Andhra Pradesh state government changing the medium of instruction will not end anytime soon. Within hours after its announcement, the GO turned into another weapon for the Oppositions who took no chance in lashing out on the Jagan-led government. While a category of analysts and parents welcomed the decision, this has evoked criticism from academicians and teachers. With the backlash received the government has made changes to the GO and stated that it would implement it only for classes 1 to 6. However, this couldn’t help the government which continued to receive swipe from various Telugu welfare communities who are breathing fire on the government for the move.
The issue has taken a fresh and interesting turn with the comments of AP BJP president Kanna Lakshminarayana. Speaking to the media, the senior leader took the issue to next level accusing the government’s decision of medium change as a step to encourage religion conversions. He then stated that Jagan and his policies are trying to kill the Telugu traditions. “All our traditions and culture are intertwined with the Telugu language we speak. The government is bringing the English Medium to the curtailment of culture and traditions by killing of language,” he added. Kanna then accused the government of forcing mass religion conversions along with the English language. While a few of the political analysts ridiculed his comment linking education to religion, the biggies from Telugu Bhasha Samithi have backed his comments to strive for conserving our culture.