DMK holds stir urging TN, Centre to conduct Jallikattu
DMK on Tuesday staged a demonstration near here urging the State and Central governments to take immediate steps to conduct bull taming sport of ‘Jallikattu’ during the harvest festival of Pongal later this month.
DMK treasurer M K Stalin hit out at the AIADMK regime for the “stumbling blocks” in conducting the sport and asked the Centre to “have regard for the cultural ethos” of Tamil Nadu and take steps to conduct Jallikattu.
“If DMK had been in power, steps would have been taken to conduct Jallikattu,” he said, addressing protesters.
Alleging that the norms specified by the Supreme Court to ensure safe conduct of the sport were “breached” by AIADMK government, he said only that led to the ban on the event.