Use of regional languages in Rajya Sabha rises 5 times
The use of provincial dialects for the procedures of Rajya Sabha has expanded manifold between 2018 and 2020 with Chairman Venkaiah Naidu routinely encouraging the individuals of the House to do communicate in their local dialects.
Over this period, four dialects Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani and Sonthali have been used for the first time since Rajya Sabha's establishment in 1952 and another six dialects Assamese, Bodo, Gujarati, Maithili, Manipuri and Nepali have been used after a long time.
While Hindi and English are the two generally utilised dialects during the procedures of Rajya Sabha, the use of 21 other booked Indian dialects (other than Hindi) has expanded to more than five times (512%) per sitting in 2020 contrasted with the 14-year time frame somewhere between 2004 and 2017.
After becoming the Chairman of Rajya Sabha in August 2017, Venkaiah Naidu has been asking the individuals from Rajya Sabha to talk in their particular native language considering the federal nature of the House. Sanskrit has become the fifth generally used language in the Rajya Sabha among the 22 planned dialects coming after Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Tamil.