Jallikattu: Governor Vidyasagar Rao approves ordinance; Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam and Sasikala Natarajan thank PM Modi

21 January 2017, 07:59 PM
Bull-taming sport Jallikattu (Pic: PTI)
Bull-taming sport Jallikattu (Pic: PTI)

Tamil Nadu Governor in charge Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday promulgated ordinance for conducting Jallikattu in the state. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will inaugurate Jallikattu at Alanganallur at 10am on Sunday, while all state ministers will inaugurate the bull-taming sport in their respective districts at 11am.

Tamil Nadu Governor has approved the jallikattu ordinance and the bull taming sport will be held at Alaganallur in Madurai and other parts of the state on Sunday, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced.

“I urge the youths, students and the general public to make the jallikattu events across Tamil Nadu a grand success by participating in large numbers,” he said.

Here are the highlights:

#I thank PM for this; after a long gap the people of TN will be celebrating Jallikattu. Congratulate everyone, says Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan

#This ordinance has been brought in with the support of Centre, PM continously supported our cause: Tamil Nadu CM 

#Since ordinance will last for 6 months, in coming assembly session will formulate new law so Jallikattu takes place without hindrance: TN CM

#TN govt has successfully put an ordinance to lift the Jallikattu ban: Tamil Nadu CM

#This matter could still go to the SC, & we could get an adverse decision from SC, for those who're agitation against decision: Salman Khurshid

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#This will not resolve the problem, there has to be a long term solution: Salman Khurshid, Congress

#On behalf of Government and people of TN, thank you for your support in enabling Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu once again: TN CM to PM

#Ordinance promulgated today by TN Govt, Jallikattu is to be conducted with customary fervour with all necessary safeguards: TN CM to PM

#TN Governor V Rao approves Jallikattu ordinance says CM Panneerselvam. Sasikala Natarajan thanks PM for ensuring conduct of Jallikattu

#The Bill to replace today's Ordinance on Jallikattu will be tabled in State Assembly on January 23 when the first Assembly session begins

#Tamil Nadu State Ministers will inaugurate Jallikattu in their respective districts tomorrow at 11 AM

#TN CM O Panneerselvam to inaugurate Jallikattu at Alanganallur at 10 AM tomorrow

#People in Bengaluru take to the streets to show support for Jallikattu, raise 'We want Jallikattu' slogans

#Tamil Nadu Governor Vidya Sagar Rao gives his concurrence for the emergency ordinance to hold Jallikattu: AIADMK

Vidyasagar Rao, who holds additional charge of Tamil Nadu, reached Chennai on Saturday in the backdrop of the Centre clearing the state government’s proposal to promulgate an ordinance to hold ‘Jallikattu’, the bull-taming sport banned by Supreme Court.

Rao, currently the Governor of Maharashtra, holds additional charge of Tamil Nadu after K Rosaiah’s tenure ended in August last year.

The TN government had proposed to issue an ordinance to allow Jallikattu.
Since the subject falls in the concurrent list of the Constitution, it is mandatory to get a nod from the Centre.

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As the state-wide protests including at the Marina beach by tens of thousands of protesters entered the fifth day, Panneerselvam said the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 by Tamil Nadu was received last night.

“The assent for the ordinance (amending the PCA Act) has been obtained from Govenor also,” he said, adding, “our dream to conduct jallikattu this year has come true.”

He said a draft Bill to replace the ordinance and amend the PCA Act paving the way for holding jallikattu without any hindrance will be introduced and adopted in the Tamil Nadu Assembly’s session which begins on January 23.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Saturday, January 21, 2017 04:57 PM
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