Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jallikattu matter is sub-judice: PM tells Tamil Nadu CM

Jallikattu matter is sub-judice: PM
tells Tamil Nadu CM
New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 19th January 2017, virtually indicated his government's inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub-judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him here seeking Centre's intervention
"While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is at present sub-judice," the PMO said after the meeting

At the same time, it said, "The Centre would be supportive of the steps taken by the state government."

As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu spread across Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister rushed here last night to meet the Prime Minister with a request for ordinance

With regard to the drought situation in Tamil Nadu, Modi assured Paneerselvam that all possible assistance would be provided to the state.

A central team would be deputed to Tamil Nadu shortly to assess the drought situation, the PMO said.

Even as thousands continue to occupy Chennai's Marina Beach,  Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi  to resolve the crisis surrounding the ban on bull-taming sport Jallikattu.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister has been apprised of the need to draft an ordinance to go around the ban imposed by the Supreme Court.

“Gave letter to PM saying that ban on Jallikattu must be lifted and Centre should draft an ordinance on it,” he said.   Panneerselvam also asserted that Jallikattu is part of Tamil culture.

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