AIADMK chief holds meeting with CM, others on Jallikattu

Chennai: Ruling AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala on Friday held discussions with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other senior party leaders here on the Jallikattu issue and ‘advised’ them on conducting the bull taming sport in the state.

Panneerselvam apprised Sasikala of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi yesterday, where he had pressed for an Ordinance to allow Jallikattu, the party said.

An AIADMK release said Sasikala had asked Panneerselvam to meet the Prime Minister to expedite the process for allowing Jallikattu in the state.

She had also directed the party MPs to take up the matter with, among others, the President. They had earlier in the day met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

“Party Treasurer and Tamil Nadu chief Minister Panneerselvam met Chinnamma (Sasikala) and explained about his meeting with the Prime Minister regarding early conduct of jallikattu,” the release said.

The AIADMK chief ‘advised’ Panneerselvam and others – Ministers Dindigul C Srinivasan, Edappady K Palanisamy, P Thangamani and S P Velumani on conducting jallikattu in the state, it said without elaborating.