"There is still time to bring in an ordinance" says Narayansamy

Congress points fingers at Centre TN govts for not adopting ordinance on jallikattuBy Djoemanoj via Wikimedia Commons
news Jallikattu Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 08:50

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy criticised Central and Tamil Nadu governments on Saturday for "failing" to adopt an ordinance to let the bull taming sport of Jallikattu during the current harvest festival of Pongal.

Stating that the Supreme court`s ban on the sport had come as a shock and disappointment particularly when the people in southern districts of Tamil Nadu were making arrangements to hold the sport, he said that the Centre and State governments should have resorted to ordinance mode to enable the holding of the sport.

"There is still time to bring in an ordinance" he said in a release on Saturday alleging that the Centre and Tamil Nadu governments had "let down the people of the state on the issue".

Narayanasamy also charged the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Chief Ministers with not initiating effective steps to ensure release of the boats of fishermen impounded by the Sri Lanka navy.

PTI

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