New Delhi: Union minister home minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi as a unified language to represent India in the world. Amit Shah’s statements come on Hindi Diwas. 

Amit Shah said that widely-spoken Hindi is the language that can keep India united. He also appealed that the language needs to be made the primary language.

"India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language which should become the identity of India in the world. If one language can unite the country today, it is the widely-spoken Hindi language," Amit Shah tweeted.

In yet another tweet, the home minister appealed to Indians to increase the usage of the Hindi language to realise the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. 

"Today, on the occasion of Hindi Day, I appeal to all the citizens of the country that we should increase the use of our mother tongue and also use the Hindi language as one language to realise the dreams of Bapu and iron man Sardar Patel. Happy Hindi Day," Amit Shah said.

JP Nadda, who is the working president of Bharatiya Janata Party also took to Twitter to greet the nation. His tweet read, "Hindi is the most widely spoken and understood language across India, which unites all of us in the thread of unity and is also our identity in the world. Wish you all a very Happy Hindi Day. Let us all increase the use of Hindi in our daily lives and inspire others as well.

हिंदी भारत में सर्वाधिक बोली एवं समझी जाने वाली भाषा है जो हम सभी भारतीयों को एकता के सूत्र में पिरोती है एवं विश्व में हमारी पहचान भी है।

आप सभी को हिंदी दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।

आइए हम सभी अपने दैनिक जीवन में हिंदी के प्रयोग को बढ़ाएं एवं दूसरों को भी प्रेरित करें।

However, the opposition is up in arms against the statements. Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK's MK Stalin has tweeted against Amit Shah.