Centre wants permanent solution to Jallikattu issue: Minister

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave on Friday said the Centre wants a “permanent solution” to the contentious Jallikattu issue, adding that it will arrive at a decision by Saturday.

“The issue is under government’s consideration. I had a talk with the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) on the issue,” he told a press conference here.

“We will bring everything in front of you in the shortest (possible) time; by today evening (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday) we will reach a conclusion,” he said.

“Give (us) some time. Let’s wait for a day or two,” the minister added.

He said the Centre is closely watching all developments on the issue.

In Tamil Nadu capital Chennai, protesters demanding holding of Jallikattu said on Friday that they will continue to protest across the state till the ancient bull-taming sport is held.

They said they are not satisfied with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s assurance that Jallikattu would be held in a couple of days.