Hyderabad:Two weeks before GHMC polls, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to permit the candidates appearing for a competitive examination to write the exam in regional language.

"At present, all the competitive exams for recruitment to posts in central government, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Indian Railways, Defence Services, Nationalized Banks, etc are held in only two languages i.e. Hindi and English. The students who do not study in English Medium or those who are not from Hindi speaking states are at serious disadvantage in the competitive examinations," said the CM.

KCR noted that in order to provide an equal and fair opportunity to the students across India, it is requested that the candidates should be permitted to write all competitive exams in the regional languages.

"These include examinations for recruitment in central departments and undertakings through UPSC and all other agencies like Railway Recruitment Boards, Public Sector Banks, RBI, Staff Selection Commission," he said.

The letter has been released at a time when GHMC polls are round the corner. Sources said the letter was made public to garner the support of youth in the city. Though the letter was made public on November 20, the date mentioned on it is November 18.

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