BJP demands meeting of all CMs to solve NCTC row

HYDERABAD: Asking the government to keep the proposal of setting up the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on hold, BJP on Saturday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately

Published: 26th February 2012 05:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

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Senior BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya leading a bike rally organised by the Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Mahasangh (BJMM) in Hyderabad on Saturday.

HYDERABAD: Asking the government to keep the proposal of setting up the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on hold, BJP on Saturday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately convene a meeting of chief ministers to discuss the contentious issue threadbare.

Speaking to newsmen here, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu alleged that the UPA government has taken a unilateral decision to set up the NCTC and it was against the spirit of the Constitution.

Naidu, who is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, said 11 chief ministers have demanded the repeal of NCTC, which he said, was notified without taking the state governments into confidence.

“The proposed NCTC must be put on hold for wider consultation notwithstanding the March 1 deadline for launch of the anti-terror intelligence hub.

The Prime Minister should call a meeting of chief ministers to discuss and allay their fears about it,” he said

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