Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Sasmit Patra through a Special Mention notice in the Rajya Sabha today, demanded that Ho, Mundari and Bhumij languages be included in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Speaking in Odia, he raised this demand which is close to the hearts of lakhs of tribal brothers and sisters in Odisha who speak these languages.
Santhali language is already a part of the 8th Schedule. Special Mention Notices have to be read from the approved text and not spoken extempore as per the rules of Rajya Sabha. Accordingly, Patra read the Special Mention Notice.