STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

NCTC: BJP asks PM to convene CMs' conference

HYDERABAD: Asking the Government to keep implementation of National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in abeyance, BJP today demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately convene a mee

Published: 25th February 2012 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:02 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Asking the Government to keep implementation of National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in abeyance, BJP today demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately convene a meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss the contentious issue threadbare.

"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," BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said.

"It was an unilateral decision of the Central Government (to set up NCTC)," he told reporters here.

Terrorism poses a threat to the entire country and both the Centre and the states should jointly fight the menace, the former BJP President maintained.

Naidu, who is also Chairman of 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 Home Minister writing a letter to CMs and calling DGPs' meeting for consultation on the subject was not a solution, Naidu said, adding there was a need for a unanimous decision on such a serious and sensitive matter.

"Hasty action" over the anti-terror body by the Congress-led UPA Government would only weaken the unity of the country and set the States and the Centre on a collision course, the former Union Minister warned.

Non-Congress Chief Ministers have opposed NCTC, saying it impinges on the powers of the states.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp