TN Guv approves Jallikattu ordinance, Panneerselvam to inaugurate sport tomorrow

| Updated: Jan 22, 2017 00:35 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao approving the ordinance by the state government allowing Jallikattu to be held today, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will be inaugurating the sport at Alanganallur in Madurai tomorrow. Other ministers of the state will also inaugurate the traditional bull-taming sport in their respective districts. The Bill to replace today's ordinance passed by the Governor on Jallikattu, will be tabled in the State Assembly when the first assembly session begins on January 23. Panneerselvam informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ordinance promulgated by the state government and said that Jallikattu is to be conducted with customary fervor with all necessary safeguards. The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister on behalf of the state Government and people of Tamil Nadu for supporting in enabling Jallikattu to be held. "Tamil Nadu Government has successfully put an ordinance to lift the Jallikattu ban. Since ordinance will last for six months in coming assembly session we will formulate new law so that the Jallikattu takes place without any hindrance," he said in a press meet here. Meanwhile, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan also thanked Prime Minister Modi for ensuring conduct of Jallikattu. From the past five days, Chennai's Marina Beach has been thronged by massive crowd demanding to lift the ban of the traditional sport. The Tamil Nadu Government had earlier sent an ordinance on Jallikattu to the Home Ministry, which was passed by the Centre yesterday. The ordinance was later sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. (ANI)