With eye on elections, TMC’s Derek O’Brien opts for Hindi classes

With eye on elections, TMC’s Derek O’Brien opts for Hindi classes

Trinamool Congress National Spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien recently began taking Hindi tuitions and a teacher comes daily at his residence in Delhi to help him converse better in the language.

 

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress National Spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien recently began taking Hindi tuitions and a teacher comes daily at his residence in Delhi to help him converse better in the language.

To perfect his command over the language, the former quiz master has also been increasingly speaking in Hindi during his daily interactions. There is no age to learn so now I feel that I should be perfect and am working hard on this,” he said.

To help him grasp the language better, Derek O’Brien is also being helped by colleagues from Samajwadi Party with Ramgopal Yadav giving him practical tips and training every day. TMC insiders say that much like Derek O’Brien, others in the party too are working hard on their Hindi because TMC is targetting a more national role for itself. The party, reportedly, may adopt ‘Sikho Hindi, Chalo Delhi‘ as its slogan.

 With Lok Sabha election just months away, TMC is eyeing a bigger and more important role for itself. Party chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee too has been conversing in Hindi more frequently than before. Some of her recent tweets too have been in Hindi.
source: Zee News

About Kamalika Sengupta

Kamalika is a Television Journalist with 15 years of experience working in Television Media. Started as a cub Reporter with ANI in the year 2003, she also has working experience with Sahara TV, Aakash Bangla and Focus TV. Presently associated with Zee 24 Ghanta as its Special Political Correspondent has so far covered 3 Assembly elections (2006, 2011 and 2016) and 3 Lok Sabha elections (2004, 2009 and 2014). She has in-depth knowledge of National Politics. She has covered politics in Gujarat, Bihar, UP and Delhi. Apart from this, she has wide experience covering political events, which includes Singur, Nandigram and Maoist movement in Jangalmahal and more recently NRC issuein Assam. Her special features on Man-Elephant conflict and River Teesta also received wide acclamation. A Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from Jadavpur University, Kamalika is also a recipient of prestigious UNFPA supported Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity in the year 2012in the category of Best Television Feature Story.