Some leaders believed that English should be done away with and Hindi should be promoted as the national language. But this idea was opposed by the leaders from non-Hindi areas. They did not want an imposition on Hindi on the people of those areas.
So, English continued to be used in India after independence because:
a. Though Hindi was chosen as the national language the use of Hindi was not accepted by the other regions especially the south.
b. The leaders felt the need for a common language that would link people of different regions.
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