Mangaluru, Dec 23, 2014: MLC Capt. Ganesh Karnik has said that the State Congress Government, by withdrawing the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill 2010 and the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation (Amendment) Bill 2012 has proved that it was against the interests of the majority community of the state.
Speaking to reporters at the party office here on December 23, Tuesday, he said the government had withdrawn the Bill despite the earlier government strengthening the same.
He further strongly criticised the tabling of the Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and added the Bill would help the government in intervening in the administration of religious institutions of only the majority community. He said the BJP was strongly opposed to this sort of divide and rule policy of the government.
The government which ought to treat all communities equally was instead trying to reap political advantage by trying to protect the interests of one particular community, Capt. Karnik further alleged.
Continuing, he said the winter session of the Karnataka Assembly held at the Belagavi Suvarna Saudha has ended on a disappointing note and added the failure of the government to find a solution to the problems of sugarcane, onion growers and farmers of north Karnataka despite protests by them, has once again revealed the irresponsibility of the government.