TN CM Panneerselvam meets PM Modi over Jallikattu ban. —PIB 19 Jan 2017 | 4:12 PM
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday 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 the Centre’s intervention.[ + read story ]
New Delhi, January 19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday 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 the Centre’s intervention.
“While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is 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.
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As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on the bull-taming sport spread across Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister rushed here on Wednesday night to meet the Prime Minister with a request for the ordinance.
With regard to the drought situation in Tamil Nadu, Modi assured Paneerselvam that all possible assistance would be provided.
A central team would be deputed to Tamil Nadu shortly to assess the drought situation, the PMO said. PTI
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