Jallikkattu a traditional sport, we have to see if it should be amended the way it was done earlier in Shah Bano case: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at South Conclave

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Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu began the session by reiterating, "I am a friend of Tamil Nadu government." He also praised the Tamil Nadu's iconic leaders for taking the state forward.

Union Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, Tamil Nadu government, Annadurai, AIADMK, JallikkattuUnion Minister M Venkaiah Naidu began the session by reiterating, ?I am a friend of Tamil Nadu government.? He also praised the Tamil Nadu?s iconic leaders for taking the state forward. (Source: PTI)

Day 2 of the India Today South Conclave 2017 was inaugurated by Union Minister M Venkaiah, following which he took part in a session on ”federalism” and responded to various questions on Centre-State relationship including prospective electoral alliances in some of the southern states, particularly Tamil Nadu.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu began the session by reiterating, “I am a friend of Tamil Nadu government.” He also praised the Tamil Nadu’s iconic leaders for taking the state forward, mentioning the contribution of Annadurai, MGR, Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa.

When asked whether BJP is likely to pass an ordinance on Jallikkattu, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu res, “Jallikkattu has been a traditional sport, we have to see if it should be amended the way it has been done earlier in Shah Bano case. Personally, I think that jallikkattu is a traditional art, a traditional play and nobody should have an objection but when the highest court of the land has issued a judgment on this, I cannot say anything on it. However, I have already conveyed my sentiments to my colleagues in the Central government,” said Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

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Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Day 2 of the South Conclave also shared his insights on the Centre’s approach to policy-making and regional alliances in other states, with a special focus on the southern states.

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