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Kanimozhi's experience not unusual, have faced similar taunts from govt officers, citizens: Chidambaram

IndiaTimes Monday, 10 August 2020
Stating the unpleasant experience of DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi at Chennai airport is not "unusual", former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said that he had experienced similar "taunts" from government officers and citizens who insisted that he speak in Hindi. He said Centre must insist said all Central govt employees to be bilingual.
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