Prakash Javedkar, Human resource development minister clarified on Monday that CTET would be conducted in 20 languages as it was the reports of the decision of the CBSE to eliminate Tamil and 16 other languages from the list of languages for the test. Javedkar mentioned in a tweet “ The CTET examination will be conducted in all Indian languages as was being conducted earlier. I have already directed the CBSE to conduct the examination in all 20 languages”. The decision to drop Tamil and 16 other regional languages from the choice of CTET was remarked as a decision which is highly condemnable and strikes at the roots of federalism. The CBSE students whose mother tongue is Tamil or one of the other 16 regional languages will have to suffer from many disadvantages without teachers. The Students will be forced to study Hindi and Sanskrit instead of their mother tongue Dr S Ramadoss, The Founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) said that the centre by removing Tamil from the list was once again trying to impose Hindi and Sanskrit. K Veeramani the president of Dravidar Kazghan Said that instead of Tamil which is spoken around the world the centre has given the option to write the exam in Sanskrit which is only spoken by only 10000 people in the country.