The much-expected bill to replace the Tamil Nadu government’s Jallikattu ordinance will be tabled in the state assembly on Monday evening, Speaker P Dhanapal said.
“Considering the situation, the bill will be moved when the House meets at 5 PM today,” he told reporters in Chennai.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Business Advisory Council which decides on the agenda and duration of a particular session of the state assembly.
Dhanapal said the bill was expected to be passed on Monday itself.
The Speaker’s announcement comes in the backdrop of state-wide police crackdown on pro-Jallikattu protesters who have been agitating for the past one week, demanding lifting of the ban on the bull-taming sport.
Despite promulgation of an ordinance on Saturday for conducting the sport, they had vowed to carry on with their protest till a permanent solution was found to ensure that the sport is held annually without any hindrance.