Tamil Nadu: Rahul Gandhi attends Jallikattu event in Madurai

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in poll-bound Tamil Nadu today to celebrate Pongal, the annual harvest festival, with the citizens of the state and bring moral support to the farmers.

Setting the political agenda ahead of the election, Rahul Gandhi said his visit to Tamil Nadu is a message to those who feel they can target the people, language, and culture of Tamil. He further stated that it is his duty to stand with them and protect their culture while addressing the event.

Almost ten years after Jallikattu was virtually banned by the Congress-led UPA government and five years after endorsing a bull-taming sports ban, Gandhi attended a Jallikattu event in Madurai as part of his opposition to the new central farm laws.