Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amendment Bill, 1995, was submitted for Presidential assent through a letter dated January 30, 1996.
The BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, after taking over in October last year, approved the file concerned related to pursuing the approval of the Bill.
It was then submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on November 13 last year.
The delegation also included Anil Shirole, Gopal Shetty, Nana Patole, Kapil Patil, Sanjaykaka Patil and Sunil Gaikwad.