November 14, 2015
The Central government will introduce a bill in the winter session of Parliament seeking to revoke the ban on Jallikattu (taming the bull) in Tamil Nadu, BJP national secretary, H Raja said today.
After going through various representations from Tamil Nadu, particularly party leaders, Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar was convinced and assured to take efforts to revoke the ban, imposed by Supreme Court, Raja told reporters here.
Blaming Tamil Nadu government for classifying Jallikattu as a ‘brave sport,’ instead of a cultural and traditional game, Raja said that the government, considering the facts behind this game, will take efforts to remove the ban, hopefully before Tamil Nadu assembly elections, due next year.
Raja, here to launch a mobile app “Konga Madu’ by Shakti Engineering College, to protect native cow and bulls, alleged that the previous governments were responsible for the decline in the population of such animals, by promoting foreign breeds like jersey and going for artificial insemination.
To a question on set back for BJP in Bihar elections, he said that though defeat was definitely a defeat, the party’s vote share either remained in tact or increased whereas the share of parties’ in grand alliance, totally gone down fropm 46 per cent to 41 per cent.
When asked about failure of NDA government at the centre to assist Tamil Nadu, parts of which were witnessing unprecedent rains and flood-like situation, Raja said that the Centre was prepared to support the State. Let the State government send it report.
On cow slaughter, beef and related intolerance, Raja said that barring three States of Kerala, West Bengal and Assam, there was a ban on cow slaughter. The State governments were to be blamed for the intolerance, as people started protecting the cows, which was the duty of the government to implement the act in letter and spirit.