Jallikattu ban: Panneerselvam says Centre should draft an ordinance on it

Tamil Nadu CM added that he has also discussed the drought conditions in the state with PM Modi.

Jallikattu ban: Panneerselvam says Centre should draft an ordinance on it

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam on Thursday said he has given a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi arguing that the Centre should draft an ordinance in favour of the traditional bull-taming sport.



Addressing the media after meeting Modi, Paneerselvam said that PM has assured that he will extend full support to the state.





Tamil Nadu CM added that he has also discussed the drought conditions in the state with PM Modi.

Earlier, PMO informed that in the meeting with CM Paneerselvam the subject of Jallikattu came up and that Centre would be supporting the steps taken by State government.

However, PM Modi said  no ordinance can be made because the matter ” is presently sub-judice.”


Commenting on the Jallikattu issue earlier, former SC judge Justice Markandey Katju had said that the centre needs not to wait for the apex court order to pass ordinance on Jallikattu.

“It appears that the Centre is under the impression that as long as the case is pending in Supreme Court, they cannot issue an ordinance. That impression is wrong. Even during pendency of a case, law has been changed many times,” Katju was quoted by The News Minute as saying.

“For example, when the election petition was allowed against Indira, she went to SC. When the appeal was pending, RPA act was amended by Parliament, even the Constitution was amended by Parliament,” he added.