Most of Jharkhandi politician can not read, write and speak in English
Now days no body can ignore the importance of English language, that is the most acceptable international language and has been used as primary official language in India.
So, most of official things have been documented in English along with regional languages. And, thinking of a better communications all lawmakers and government of India's officers should be comfortable with English.
In India, without knowing English, it's very hard to get a job in most of the sector. Higher and technical education are not available in regional languages.
It is sad to note that, most of Jharkhandi politician can not read, write and speak in English. They advocate for using regional languages to general public though prefer to educate their children in English medium school.
Ranchi (PTI): There was a din in the Jharkhand assembly on Saturday over English language when Independent MLA Inder Singh Namdhari asked Health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi to read out a court order written in English with a tinge of sarcasm, leading to a brief adjournment.
Pandemonium broke out when Namdhari boasted in the House that he was academically superior to Sahi and that he understood things better, angering JPCC president Pradeep Balmachu, CLP leader Manoj Yadav and a host of other ruling bench MLAs.
They rushed to the well in protest against the Indepenent MLA's remarks against the minister.
Deputy Chief Minister Stephen Marandi said knowledge of English langauage did not necessarily indicate to intellectuality and that in a democracy any person could become MLA.
The opposition NDA MLAs joined when Sahi and HRD minister Bandhu Tirkey asked Namdhari not to boast of his merits and that others were equally good.
The Speaker adjourned House for half-an-hour to cool down the tempers of the legislators across the floor.
It all began on a Namdhari query that why the Health department evoked suspension of an officer facing corruption charges and the minister showing a High Court order of quashing it in his defence.