‘Bigoted order…quietly withdrawn’: Hardeep Puri attacks Delhi govt after hospital order sparks language row

 Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Delhi government after a hospital order barring nurses from speaking in Malayalam, sparked a language row in the country.

Taking to Twitter, Union Civil Aviation minister Puri accused the Arvind Kejriwal government of spending huge sums on advertising and not fulfilling its promise of setting up oxygen plants in the national capital.

“Ineptitude at work. They have only spent big on advertising blitzes. Not one of the promised 44 oxygen plants were set up. Even oxygen they received was not managed properly. Now a bigoted order against nurses was issued & quietly withdrawn. Delhi Govt appears to be on leave,” the senior BJP leader tweeted.

Controversy ensued after the Delhi government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) directed all its nursing personnel to use only Hindi and English for communication and warned of ‘serious action’ if anyone found speaking in any other language.


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