BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told last night when asked to react on MNS chief's statement that MPs should raise the matter in Parliament as the move was on "anti-people" that "I do not know about Raj Thackeray's opinion on UPSC's decision to drop regional languages in its examinations, but we following up this issue and will discuss it with concerned the Union Minister this week."
He said that regional languages must be respected and UPSC should not have made changes. "We have already raised the issue in Parliament. We are also writing letters to all MP's as this decision will have an impact on all regional languages", he added.
After destitution of the situation in Maharashtra regarding the same issue, Javadekar said that the situation was brought upon by Natural calamities but it has become more grave owing to negligence by the State Governemnt over the last 15 years.
He also added that the BJP has demanded Rs. 2,200 crore from the Centre to face Water Scarcity in Maharashtra. Raj Thackeray had said that the "monopoly' of English was not desirable. "Students must have a choice. Applicants from Maharashtra must have the opportunity to answer the exams in Marathi", he said.
About the changes in UPSC Examination.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has set the examination process in motion late on Wednesday evening after the Government notified the rules for this years Civil Services Preliminary Examination. Candidates of UPSC Civil Service had to clear to language papers like English and a Regional language. But now, the regional Language paper has been completely discarded. Around 6 to 11% candidates who passed the Preliminary qualifying examination had flunked in the Language papers in the Second Tier examination.