Replying to a question, eminent Telugu scholar Dr Garikapati Narasimha Rao said that there is nothing wrong with the language spoken by Telangana people. According to Telugu grammar, Garikapati said that the Telangana spoken language is much closer to the Sanskrit language than Andhra spoken language. He further said that he spoke about the greatness of Telangana language in 2014 prior to the division of the state. Garikapati said some persons had criticised him for showing favouritism towards Telangana language. He stated that people of truncated Andhra Pradesh loves him.