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Updated: September 8, 2010 00:01 IST

BJP's bike rally against cow slaughter reaches Raj Bhavan

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SEEKING PRESIDENT’S NOD: Over 300 motorcyclists on a rally that started from Belgaum reaching Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: K. Gopinathan
The Hindu SEEKING PRESIDENT’S NOD: Over 300 motorcyclists on a rally that started from Belgaum reaching Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: K. Gopinathan

The motor cycle rally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) in Karnataka that started from Belgaum on Sunday to demand early assent for the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2010 reached Bangalore on Tuesday.

About 500 people participated in the rally, which covered a distance of 600 km.

Sanjay Patil leads rally

BJP MLA from Belgaum Rural Sanjay Patil led the rally that culminated at the Malleswaram playgrounds in Bangalore.

Later, a small group of leaders, submitted a memorandum to Governor H.R. Bhardwaj demanding that the Bill get the Presidential nod at the earliest.

Farm operations

They said the Bill would help agricultural operations by increasing the cattle population.

It may be noted the elected representatives from the BJP, including MPs and legislators, had staged a protest in Bangalore on Monday demanding assent to the above Bill.

The party had launched a State-wide campaign from September 1 to bring pressure on President Pratibha Patil to clear the Bill.

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