"I have spoken to Advocate General who has said that his statement in the court on Monday has been misinterpreted," Fadnavis said in the state Legislative Assembly here.

His statement came in the wake of demands from Shiv Sena members Arjun Khotkar and Sunil Prabhu, seeking to know the state's stand on Bombay High Court's query to the government as to why there is ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks only, amid reports in a section of media that the government might extend the ban.

Fadnavis clarified there is no restriction on the government to ban slaughter of other animals but there are no such judicial orders as well.

"Neither Advocate General Sunil Manohar has tabled such a view nor given any such reference," he added, adding, that the government has no stand regarding a blanket ban on slaughter of animals other than cows and bulls.

Earlier, Sunil Prabhu (Sena) quoted Manohar saying that the ban on slaughter of animals would be done in phases.

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