The main opposition DMK has threatened to intensify protests if the Central and State governments failed to create the opportunity to hold jallikattu this season in Tamil Nadu.
Speaking to reporters, DMK treasurer MK Stalin said, “DMK will organise a massive stir.” He asked reporters to confront Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr Tamilisai Soundarrajan as to how the BJP would ensure holding of jallikattu.
Stalin backed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his criticism on the way the BJP government has implemented demonetisation and charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ignoring the people by not responding to Singh’s queries on the matter.
“Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh put it beautifully when he called it (the way demonetisation was being implemented) a monumental management failure,” he said, referring to the former’s criticism of the government in the Rajya Sabha.
On Thursday, DMK staged a state-wide human chain protest against demonetisation and appealed to political parties to demand a vote in Parliament on the issue.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should hold deliberations and take appropriate action,” Stalin told reporters after inaugurating the human chain in Chennai. He participated in the event in Purasalwakkam and travelled in an autorickshaw, without the hood, up to Kolathur, his constituency.