While the opposition leaders in Corporation and others think it a shame the Mayor not knowing the official language some among the residents are willing to condone it saying in a cosmopolitan city it’s all right if mayor Majid Hussain does not speak Telugu.
They say the mayor should be judged by his working skills, not language skills. But, many others argue it is a handicap for the mayor if he does not understand the language of the State as all communications are conducted either in Telugu or in English.
I think it’s very important for the mayor to speak Telugu language. Not knowing Telugu will deprive him the benefits of interaction with residents during his visits. But it would not be hindrance for him in discharging his duties as he could manage to do it by communicating in English and Urdu languages.
K Rajesh Kumar,Govt Employee
I don’t think lack of knowledge of Telugu becomes a hindrance for the mayor in discharging his duties. When it comes to Hyderabad both Urdu and English languages are widely used languages even by the people who know Telugu and the mayor is well versed in these languages. Being an educated person his priority should be on delivering quality services to the residents of the corporation. I think he will succeed in his efforts.
Rameez Raza, Engineering Student
Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city with a mixture of different cultures and traditions. It is not a crime for the mayor not knowing Telugu language given his background. He has been brought up in a cosmopolitan culture and has complete knowledge of English and Urdu languages. This is enough for him to discharge his duties.
Karunakar Reddy, Govt Employee
The mayor is very young and is raring to go. Lack of knowledge of Telugu by the mayor is not a defect. The mayor knows both national and international languages-Hindi and English. And, knowledge of these languages is enough for him to emerge as a good leader as these two languages have become an integral part of Hyderabad society apart from local Telugu language.
M Phanidhar, CA Student