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Issue sub judice but we will back TN, says Modi

In a mixed message on the possible resumption of jallikattu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he would be supportive of steps taken by the Tamil Nadu government on the issue, while stressing that the matter was sub judice.

Soon after a meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam in the national capital, Mr. Modi tweeted, “While appreciating the cultural significance of jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is presently sub judice.”

In another tweet, the Prime Minister added, “The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the State government.”