Midnight celebration in Chennai started after government gave nod to Jallikattu ordinance late on Friday evening. Thousand of protestors at Chennai marina beach torched their mobile phone to mark the Jallikattu ordinance. The ordinance now awaits the final nod of Tamil Nadu's Governor Vidyasagar Rao.
After the ordinance got the Centre government nod, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said that "We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. All efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of Tamil people."
"Central Government is fully committed to the progress of Tamil Nadu & will always work to ensure the state scales new avenues of progress," PM added.
On Friday, government okayed Jallikattu ordinance paving the way for Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave assurance to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who arrived in the national capital on Thursday to meet the PM.
Ministries of Home, Law and Environment vetted the state's draft ordinance and cleared the amendment that will denotify the bull from the list of "performing animals".This will ensure that provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act will not apply to the bull.
Now what lies next
After the central government nod, now the ordinance has already been forwarded to the Tamil Nadu governor. Tamil Nadu Cabinet is expected to meet on Saturday morning to clear the ordinance and recommend it to the Governor Vidyasagar Rao for promulgation.Rao, who is also Governor of Maharashtra, is reaching Chennai today.