AIADMK MPs meet Environment Minister over Jallikattu 

Anil Dave reiterated Centre's stand that decision on Jallikattu is pending with the Supreme Court but assured AIADMK MPs that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue. 

Published: 11th January 2017 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2017 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

Youths demanding conducting of Jallikattu in Tiruchy on Wednesday. (Express photo | M K Ashok Kumar)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: AIADMK MPs lead by party leader M Thambidurai met Union Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave here on Wednesday seeking a solution to conduct bull taming sport Jallikattu during Pongal.

Dave reiterated Centre's stand that decision on Jallikattu is pending with the Supreme Court but assured AIADMK MPs that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue. 

"I will meet PM and seek his directions in the matter. We will look into all legal issues and act accordingly," Dave told reporters.

AIADMK MPs have also sought an appointment with the PM but no confirmation has been made yet. TN chief minister has also written to PM seeking an ordinance to allow Jallikattu.

The environment minister said that he is hopeful that the SC will keep in mind traditions and sentiments of TN people while giving any judgment.

After the meeting, AIADMK leader Thambidurai said that they have requested the government for some solution so that Jallikattu can be conducted.

The apex court has banned the sport based on a 2011 notification by MoEF that included bulls in the list of performing animals.

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