TN Governor clears ordinance to conduct Jallikattu in state

After this clearance to the emergency ordinance, Chief Minister O Pannerselvam will be inaugurating the Jallikattu event in Madurai on January 22.

A big victory came up for the protesters raising their voices in favour of conducting bull-taming sport Jallikattu after Tamil Nadu Governer C. Vidyasagar Rao has approved the ordinance seeking conduct of the game.

After this clearance to the emergency ordinance, Chief Minister O Pannerselvam will be inaugurating the Jallikattu event at Alanganallur in Madurai at 10 AM on January 22. Apart from this, other state ministers will inaugurate the conduct of the sport in their respective districts.

After TN Governor’s clearance to the ordinance, CM Panneerselvam thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his kind support to save an integral part of Tamil tradition. He said,”On behalf of Government and people of Tamil Nadu, we thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support in enabling Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu once again.”

AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natrajan also expressed her gratitude and thanked PM Modi.

Watch, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister o Pannerselvam addresses the press after clearance from Governor C Vidyasagar Rao over Jallikattu

While the protest in favour of this traditional sport is no more confined within the boundaries of Tamil Nadu. Especially, in Karnataka(the state which denied to give Cauvery Water to Tamil Nadu), people were seen staging protest and raised the slogan ‘We want Jallikattu.’

However, the crowd of people has yet not minimised at the Marina Beach in Chennai. The continuous protest for the sport has entered into the 5th day and still, thousands of people including Tamil film stars, are showing their agitation in their own but calm ways. The youth of the state is holding a silent protest to bring their traditional sport back.

Earlier this day, Members of Parliament from the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) met President Pranab Mukherjee and they hope that the ordinance will be passed soon.

In a press conference held after the meet, AIADMK MP M Thambidurai said that they believe that the ordinance will be passed by today evening. He said,”We strongly believe by today evening the ordinance on Jallikattu will come into effect.”

Earlier on January 20, an ordinance was moved forward from the TN government, to legalise Jallikattu, towards the Centre. Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad has approved the order on Jallikattu paving way to end the ongoing agitation in Tamil Nadu, Also, the Ministry of Environment has approved the ordinance and has it been sent to the President of India for his assent.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. All efforts are being made to fulfill the cultural aspirations of Tamil people.”