After the growing protests over the Jallikattu Ban, today Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam assured the protestors saying that an ordinance will be promulgated in two days to enable the conduct jallikattu.
After a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday when he returned to the city, he told the reporters, “As per your wish, it will happen”. After meeting the Prime Minister, he consulted legal experts on making amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 at the state level to enable the conduct of jallikattu.
“A draft ordinance is ready and has been forwarded to the Home ministry today morning. It has to get the nod of President with the recommendation of the Centre,” Panneerselvam said. He has directed the government officers to stay and do the necessary work.
Panneerselvam said a draft ordinance of the state government to lift the ban on jallikattu had been sent to the home ministry and after getting necessary approvals from the ministries of home, law and environment, forests and climate change, it will be forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee for his consent.
Panneerselvam hinted at getting the President’s consent by Saturday. President Mukherjee is on a foreign visit and he would return to Delhi only on Friday night.
“Good news about ordinance will come in a day or two, as per the wishes of Tamils across the world. Jallikattu will happen in the state for sure. I am happy to state that ‘vaadivasal’ (the gateway to the jallikattu venue) will let the bulls run,” the chief minister said.