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Priyanca Radhakrishnan’s First Parliament Speech

“We are strong because of our diversity and not in spite of it.” She’s the first person of Indian origin to become a minister in New Zealand. In 2017, Priyanca Radhakrishnan began her maiden Parliament speech… by speaking in MALAYALAM!

03/11/2020 5:12 PM
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  • Padmini J.
    12/03/2021 10:02

    Congratulations!!

  • Jerry M.
    15/01/2021 15:32

    മലയാളം കുറച്ചു കുറച്ചു അറിയാം എന്നാണോ..

  • Sadhana I.
    05/01/2021 05:42

    So sad she doesn't know to speak her own mother tongue. But it's good that atleast you tried she could have given a speech in Hindi also. But I think she doesn't have the fluency in Hindi too. All the best.

  • Samarth T.
    05/01/2021 02:36

    That's Nice no matter What LAngauage we Speak we are Indian. But All the time she is speaking English. Only for a few seconds she spoke Malyalam. Infact she should have given complete speech in MAlyalam our one of the most loved Indian langauge. What a hypocrisy.......

  • Vinay S.
    05/01/2021 01:18

    Mother tongue is important

  • Jay M.
    04/01/2021 18:11

    You’re in their country speak that language🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Gracian D.
    04/01/2021 17:19

    Bullshit...y do people do all this idiotic things, bloody hell....if she is so patriotic then she shud have been in India n served the country....this is just stupidity, y did new zealand allow this nonsense n such cartoons....

  • Raqshanda K.
    04/01/2021 16:04

    Samarth Chaddha - food for thought

  • Pemba B.
    04/01/2021 15:57

    Burnol to Ultra Nationalist

  • Chaudhary S.
    04/01/2021 14:44

    Sonia Gandhi is still Italian..?

  • Nishant A.
    04/01/2021 12:46

    Small-minded racist in disguise.

  • Ajay P.
    04/01/2021 12:18

    With the way she started, I have no doubts that Malayalam is not her mother tongue 😛

  • Raihana Y.
    04/01/2021 11:39

    👍

  • Faheem I.
    04/01/2021 11:25

    More power to you.

  • Dennis P.
    04/01/2021 11:19

    Who's she?

  • Dhirendra P.
    04/01/2021 08:58

    What's the use of speaking Malayalam. First do something worthwhile for the country and prove your credibility because you are there as a people's servant and not a waste of space.

  • Alpa D.
    04/01/2021 07:52

    Hypocrisy at its best ! She has done absolutely nothing for the Indian community in NZ; irony is she is using an Indian language to build an image in the community otherwise she was only born in Kerala and has lived in Singapore, subsequently in NZ for all her life, has no other ties to India.

  • Delvin G.
    04/01/2021 07:37

    All parliamentarians will need to be polyglots if everyone choose to speak in their mother tongue in parliament...

  • Kamal D.
    04/01/2021 04:36

    enjoy

  • Kelvin F.
    04/01/2021 04:30

    She should have spoken in Hindi if you are outside India then your mother tongue is Hindi and if your were addressing in the Indian parliament then Malayalam is a mother tongue representing the state. By speaking Malayalam she is unpatriotic to the country New Zealand for which she has been adopted.