VELLORE: Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) president Thol Thirumavalavan said the negligence and inaction of the State government was the reason for the uncertainty surrounding Jallikattu.
He opined that Jallikattu does not involve cruelty to animals unlike in Spain. The State government should have taken preemptive steps to prevent the ban on Jallikattu, he added.
He said VCK’s stand in the forthcoming Srirangam by-election will be announced soon. He was attending the opening of his party office on Saturday besides taking part in a funeral of one of his party cadres.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines and referring to DMK president M Karunadhi’s call for the opposition parties to unite in the Srirangam by-election, he said that his party would take a decision in this regard. According to him, by-elections were usually in favour of the ruling party and on most occasions people were not allowed to vote fairly. Involvement of the ministers in the election campaign often tilted the results in favour of the ruling party, he said.