PMP MP Anbumani Ramadoss protests outside PM's residence demanding discussion on Jallikattu

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and Dharmapuri MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday protested outside the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to the latter's refusal to meet him for a discussion over the bull taming sport of Jallikattu. "Prime Minister refuses to meet me. I don't have any other way but to sit outside his house till he meets me," Ramadoss told ANI. The leader on Thursday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Modi over the issue of Jallikattu. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who met the Prime Minister here on Thursday, urged him to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu. "I gave a letter to the PM saying that ban on Jallikattu must be lifted and Centre should draft an ordinance on it," Panneerselvam told the media after meeting the Prime Minister. Panneerselvam said Prime Minister Modi told him that he gives highest importance to cultural values of the state and assured the Centre's full support. The Supreme Court had earlier banned Jallikattu in 2014, after which it was not celebrated for the last two years. This year also, even after multiple appeals from the state to the Centre to issue the ordinance, the festival was not held. (ANI)