"Tamil Nadu government should exert pressure with the support of all political parties over the Centre. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should not hesitate to meet Prime  Minister Modi over the issue if needed," PMK chief Ramadoss  said here.

Claiming that an ordinance by the Union government could facilitate holding Jallikattu, he said, it (ordinance) is not possible unless Tamil Nadu exerted extraordinary pressure over the Centre."

Stating that there was no bar to promulgate an ordinance to facilitate holding Jallikattu, he said, such initiatives had been undertaken in the past over issues where courts had given rulings.

"It is regrettable that the Central, and State governments are enacting dramas over the issue without showing true concern," he alleged. Union Minsiter Pon Radhakrishnan had assured that 'permission' for holding Jallikaatu would be secured. However, he had not elaborated. Following this DMK too postponed a protest slated for 28 December in Madurai to seek nod for the rural sport.

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