- The MLCs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created a commotion in the legislative council on Wednesday
- The MLCs were demanding the CBSE and ICSE schools to teach Marathi to the students in their schools
- The MLCs of Shiv Sena also supported this demand
Mumbai, Maharashtra – As reported by Times of India, The MLCs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena spoke against the schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE).
The MLCs were against the CBSE and ICSE schools which were not teaching the Marathi language to the students in their schools. The created a ruckus in the legislative council on Wednesday regarding the same.
School education minister Balasaheb Thorat said that he will be studying and analyzing the legislation of other states regarding making the regional language mandatory in the CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools. He added that he will make the final decision after looking briefly into this matter.
MLCs of BJP and Shiv Sena opposed this statement and started raising slogans against the government. The MLCs of Shiv Sena wanted the minister to instantly finalize the decision.
Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar then broke-off the house. When the house reconvened the MLCs of the Bharatiya Janata Party again started pressing the education minister for finalizing his decision.
The BJP and Sena MLCs said that Marathi medium schools that are affiliated to the state board were closing down. They also said that the number of schools affiliated to the CBSE and ICSE boards was increasing. “These schools do not teach Marathi and the young generation will not get an opportunity to learn the state language. Hence, Marathi should be made compulsory” they demanded.
Education minister of the state, Balasaheb Thorat said that as per the government resolution dated August 7, 2009, CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools must follow a three-language formula. This should be followed by class 8 and teach Marathi to the students as the second language. “However, teaching Marathi is not compulsory and it should be available as an optional language” he added later.
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