BANGALORE: The President has returned the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010, to the state government seeking some clarifications. The Centre has asked Karnataka to clearly define the term 'cattle'. Confirming that the bill has been returned, chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday said the government will resend it after making modifications. "We have consulted legal experts on this issue. The note asks us to clarify on the term 'buffalos'. It is small modification," Gowda said.
The chief minister made it clear that prevention of cow slaughter is his government's first priority. A cow service commission will be set up shortly, he added.
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for, works to the tune of Rs.2 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.