Prime Minister Narendra Modi today targeted the DMK and its ally, the Congress, over the bull-taming event of Jallikattu. He accused the DMK and Congress of disrespecting and outlawing the practice, and lying to the people of the state. "When there was a DMK government here and a UPA government at the centre, they banned Jallikattu. An UPA minister said it is a barbaric practice... is that right? Is that how one speaks about an age-old tradition that is so important to Tamil culture?" he asked voters in Madurai where the controversial activity is popular.