|Nadu Tamils are so powerfull in India that it is prohibeted to speak in Tamil in the Parliament..
An Indian cabinet minister - unable to speak English or Hindi - has for the first time managed to answer a question in parliament.
The Tamil-speaker is not allowed to use his mother tongue in the chamber.
Critics say that he owes his position to his influential father, M Karunanidhi, who is chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu
ministers are only allowed to talk in Hindi or English - described as 'official' languages.
It is believed the minister avoided parliament for so long because on an earlier occasion he was irked by the refusal of the speaker to allow him to speak in Tamil.