The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah’s announcement that Hindi should be treated as the national language runs contrary to the spirit of the Indian Constitution and our country’s linguistic diversity. All languages listed in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution are national languages and must be treated equally. Any attempt to impose any one language will lead to the disruption of our country’s unity and integrity.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes these efforts which stem from the RSS conception of one nation, one culture, one language.