Nadda hails EPS, Rahul witnesses Jallikattu

BJP national president J P Nadda on Thursday endorsed Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s leadership and said he has emerged as tall leader.

Nadda on Thursday said Tamil Nadu is a unique mix of spiritualism and economic development. Attired in the Tamilians traditional dress — white dhoti, shirt and angavastram — Nadda participating in the `Namma Ooru Pongal Vizha’ (our city Pongal festival) addressed the party cadres.

Addressing the party workers, Nadda said Tamil Nadu is the land of spiritualism with 63 Nayanars and 12 Alwars hailing from this holy land.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday witnessed the popular bull taming sport -Jallikattu at Avaniyapuram, with DMK Youth Wing Secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin joining him on the dais.

The Congress leader arrived as scheduled at Madurai airport to begin the party’s election campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls.

Gandhi was accompanied by senior party leaders KC Venugopal, TNCC chief KS Alagiri and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy at the jallikattu venue.

DMK and Congress are in alliance and are expected to face this year’s Assembly polls in Tamilnadu together.

Speaking at the event, Gandhi said, ‘It was quite a lovely experience to see Tamil culture, history in action. I’m happy that Jallikattu is being organised in a systematic and safe way that both the bull and the youngsters are safe and everybody is being taken care of.’