Rahul Gandhi Calls Jallikattu “Beautiful Experience” In Congress Flip-Flop
Jallikattu 2021: Rahul Gandhi commemorated Pongal in poll-bound Tamil Nadu today.
Congress’s Rahul Gandhi commemorated Pongal in poll-bound Tamil Nadu today with a call to Tamil beliefs. “I have actually come here to offer a message to those who believe that they can run roughshod over Tamil people, can brush aside Tamil language and Tamil culture,” he said at an occasion of Jallikattu, the state’s traditional bull taming sport.
” I have actually come here as I think Tamil culture, and history are essential for India’s future and require to be appreciated,” Mr Gandhi informed reporters at the occasion in Madurai, which was gone to by ally DMK’s chief MK Stalin.
The Congress-DMK alliance– formed ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections– had actually handled to win 31 of the state’s 38 Lok Sabha seats.
” It was quite a beautiful experience to see Tamil culture, history in action. I thank the Tamil individuals. I’ll be coming back here, not as soon as but various times,” added Mr Gandhi, who was accompanied by senior party leaders KC Venugopal, state Congress chief KS Alagiri and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy.
” It was rather a lovely experience to see Tamil culture, history in action. I’m happy that Jallikattu is being arranged in a systematic and safe manner in which both the bull and the children are safe and everyone is being looked after,” included Mr Gandhi, whose party was called out on social networks for its doublespeak on Jallikattu.
The party’s manifesto for the 2016 Tamil Nadu election had actually assured a restriction on the yearly occasion if it pertained to power.
Jallikattu has become the symbol of Tamil pride, especially after the substantial debate over the treatment of the bulls.
In 2014, the Supreme Court had banned the sport. However following massive protests, the state government restored it 3 years later with a change in the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The matter had actually underscored the north-south divide, with the state’s residents contending that those opposing Jallikattu did not comprehend the Tamil language and culture. The divide had deepened in 2015 over the Hindi language row following the Centre’s transfer to name Hindi as the compulsory 3rd language in schools.
This year, the BJP– which formed an alliance with the state’s ruling AIADMK ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls– has actually been at work to relieve the Tamil individuals.
Not simply celebration chief JP Nadda, Mohan Bhagwat– the chief of the BJP’s ideological mentor, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh– remain in Chennai to celebrate the state’s most significant festival.
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