New Delhi, Jan 19: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Anbumani Ramadoss was on Thursday detained by Delhi Police after he protested outside the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in support of Jallikattu.
The former Union Minister had sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for submitting a representation in favour of the popular bull-taming sport. As the appointment was not given, Ramadoss sat on the road outside the PMO to protest.
In a tweet, Ramadoss said he was detained at the Tughlak Road police station.
— Dr ANBUMANI RAMADOSS (@draramadoss) January 19, 2017
Earlier, in a statement issued in Chennai, Ramadoss had said his party will hold Jallikattu on Republic Day on January 26 in case the Centre failed to promulgate an ordinance to facilitate the sport, which was banned by the Supreme Court in May 2014.
Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Modi in the morning in connection with the issue, amid widespread protests in Tamil Nadu in support of holding Jallikattu.
People gathered in huge numbers to protest in support of Jallikattu at Marina Beach. Earlier in the day, several individuals helped the demonstrators on Marina Beach by supplying food, bread, biscuits and water packets.
Members of the Tamil film fraternity including actor and director Raghava Lawrence, actors Sathyaraj, Karthi and director V Gowthaman attended the meet. Karthi and Sathyaraj were spotted sitting among the protesters on the service lane.
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2017