Addressing a public gathering in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is being "fully controlled" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the state needs an "independent" Chief Minister. "The coming election is about the future of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister because of corruption is fully controlled by the Prime Minister. Tamil Nadu needs an independent CM," said Rahul Gandhi in Kuzhithurai.
Several people witnessed Jallikattu event in Madurai on January 16. Hundreds of bull tamers participated in the event. Participants showed their skills with their attempts to tame the bulls. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of Pongal festival. The festival is a celebration of nature, and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest, of which cattle-worship is a part.
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O Panneerselvam inaugurated the 'Jallikattu' competition in Alanganallur area of Madurai on January 16. Several other leaders were also present. However, COVID norms went for a toss during the event. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event. The bull-taming sport is popular in TN. Jallikattu is celebrated in the second week of Jan, during the Tamil harvest festival, Pongal.
Bull tamers on January 14 raised slogans against farm laws amid Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. The bull tamers also showed black flag against Centre. They were later detained by the police. Farmers of different states are protesting against Centre's newly enacted farm laws. Today is the first day of Jallikattu and the events are oganised in several places of Tamil Nadu. Pongal celebrations have also begun and people dressed up in their traditional attire and prepared sweet dish known as Pongal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation key projects in Tamil Nadu, including the 2x500 mw Neyveli new thermal power plant, and laid the foundation stone for important initiatives in the state. The prime minister also inaugurated virtually a 709 MW solar power project of NLCIL and over 4,000 tenements in Tiruppur, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, at an event attended by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam. The prime minister also paid floral tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated temple in memory of former CMs J Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran in Madurai's Tirumangalam area. Large number of people also gathered in the event.
While addressing at a rally in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 30, BJP National president JP Nadda said, "I would like to share with you and declare here that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided that in the coming times, BJP along with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and other like-minded parties will contest the elections."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on January 14 arrived in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. He visited Avaniyapuram to watch Jallikattu event which began today. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin's son and actor Udhayanidhi Stalin along with other leaders were also present at the event. Over 200 bulls are participating in the competition. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event.
The festival of Jallikattu began in Avaniyapuram area of Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Over 200 bulls are participating in the competition on January 14. Medical check-up of bulls was conducted before the bull fight commenced. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, state government directed that the number of players should not be more than 150 at an event and COVID negative certificate is mandatory for all of them. Number of spectators should not to be more than 50% of the total gathering.
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