Amidst uproar in the Legislative Assembly, the government was forced to withdraw the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill 2012, on Wednesday.

It was withdrawn following printing errors in the Kannada and English versions of the Bill. While the Kannada version mentioned the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2011, the English version had the year as 2012.

Minister for Animal Husbandry Revu Naik Belamagi tabled the Bill in the House amid slogans and counter-slogans. The government is likely to introduce the Bill again on Thursday, the last day of the winter session here.

Earlier, the entire Opposition opposed the Bill terming it “anti-people” and “anti-democratic”. The JD(S) members staged a dhana in the well of the House demanding its immediate withdrawal. Leader of the the Opposition Siddaramaih alleged that the Bill was aimed at dividing the society into communal lines and creating disharmony. The Congress would not allow the government to fulfil its hidden RSS agenda, he alleged.

T.B. Jayachandra (Congress) said the legislature has no competence to introduce the Bill since the President has not given his assent.

Counselling

The Legislative Assembly passed the Karnataka State Civil Services Regulation of Transfer of State Department of Collegiate Education Bill 2012, to transfer the staff through counselling. It limited the total number of transfers in a year to eight per cent of the sanctioned strength.


  • To be tabled again on Thursday after correction

  • The Kannada and English versions

    of Bill differed


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