English language is a disease: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that the language English was a “disease” left behind by the British.

He also stresses that termed Hindi was the symbol of “socio-political and linguistic unity” in India.

Speaking at an event organized on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’ at Vigyan Bhawan in National capital, Naidu said, “Yeh bimari jo angrezi wala chhod kar gaya, is bimari se hamein mukt karna chahiye: (this disease that English left behind, we should rid ourselves of this disease).”

“Hindi was the main language of communication among the freedom fighters and it was spoken and understood by most of the people in the country. It was the symbol of social, political, religious and linguistic unity of the country. Even today, these qualities make it acceptable among all other languages,” Naidu said in Hindi.