New Delhi: Recently, Amit Shah controversially pushed for Hindi as lingua franca for the nation.
The Home Minister ran into trouble after non-Hindi speaking states went harmer and tong at it.
Now the Congress is seemingly fussing over Hindi for reasons best known to itself.
And it is set to release a Hindi version of the report card on Modi government's eight years in power, according to the Indian Express.
The move for hindi version reportedly comes against the backdrop of the Modi government's push for Hindi as an alternative to English, according to a party leader.
The congress might well bring out many of its campaign literature in Hindi and its Udaipur Declaration was the first to make it.
A growing realisation among top leadership, especially after 'Chintan Shivir', reflects that the party has missed the boat when it comes to Hindi heartland.
After considering 'soft Hindutva' plank, the Congress plans to reach out to the masses in the cow belt by pushing a Hindi agenda, according to the Indian Express.
Obviously, the Congress is convinced of the fact that it has not been effectively interacting with people in the Hindi heartland, where BJP is strong.
The Indian Express quoted Anil K Shastri, chairman of, Congress Hindi Department, as saying there was a realisation to adopt Hindi to connect with masses in Hindi-speaking states.