Just as the Hindi-beda campaign is picking up in the State, a North Indian accountant in a nationalised bank in the hard core Kannada belt of Mandya has asked a rural farmer to get out of the bank if he does not know Hindi. “This is Hindustan, there is no need to learn Kannada. If you don’t know Hindi, get out” the north Indian accountant told the farmer.
Sunil, the accountant at State Bank of India, K M Doddi Branch, Maddur taluk, Mandya district, was talking to a farmer customer in Hindi. The confused customer said he does not know Hindi, can the officer speak in Kannada. The accountant got angry and shouted at the farmer saying, this is Hindustan, there is no need to learn Kannada and if you don’t know Hindi get out”.
This made the farmer and other customers in the bank to say, we are villagers, we cannot read Kannada and now where do we go to learn Hindi?
Seeing things were getting out of control the other staff of the bank intervened and sorted out the issue. However someone present at the time made a video of the entire episode and posted on the social network, which went viral, inviting wrath of public on the accountant.
Some media reported that Sunil said “if you don’t know Hindi, get out of the country.”