Tamil Nadu Governor approves Jallikattu ordinance

Krishnanand Tripathi
File photo of a protest in Tamil Nadu demanding the Central government to lift the ban on Jallikattu, Madurai. Photo - PTI

File photo of a protest in Tamil Nadu demanding the Central government to lift the ban on Jallikattu, Madurai.
Photo – PTI

Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao Saturday approved an ordinance allowing bull taming sport Jallikattu in the state on Sunday.

Chief Minister O Paneerselvam confirmed the approval of the ordinance by the governor. Governor Vidyasagar Rao has reached capital Chennai Saturday morning.

Centre had cleared a draft ordinance Thursday night that allowed the state to promulgate an ordinance to allow the organisers to conduct the bull taming sport across the state. The ordinance did not need approval of President of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said Saturday morning that steps would be taken to fulfill the aspirations of Tamil people.

Supreme Court on Friday has deferred pronouncement of its judgement on Jallikattu for a week on the plea of central government.

Restrictions of Jallikattu sport had become an emotional issue in the state and thousands of Jallikattu fan had been camping at famour Marina beach in the capital Chennai.

Chief minister O Paneerselvam had to rush to national capital Delhi to meet Prime Minister Modi seeking its intervention in the matter.