Mamata urges PM to put NCTC decision on holdFebruary 22nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanded that the move to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre should not be implemented till there is consensus on the issue between the central government and states.
Banerjee, who met Manmohan Singh here, later told media persons that she had been assured that the proposed NCTC will not become operational till consultations with the states were completed.
“Assured me,” Banerjeee said when asked if she had got a word from the prime minister that the proposed anti-terror intelligence hub will become functional after consultations with the states were completed.
She said she had told the prime minister that NCTC, in its present form, will disturb the federal structure.
“In the name of NCTC, they can arrest anybody, interrogate any business… requisition police from any station. It is contradictory to the federal structure,” Banerjee said.
She said the prime minister told him that he had instructed Home Minister P. Chidambaram to consult the states.
Banerjee also raised the issues of Teesta water treaty with Bangladesh and tripartite agreement of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) with the prime minister.
Apart from Banerjee, the NCTC proposal is being opposed by chief ministers of Odisha, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
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- Government wins first NCTC battle, defeats opposition amendments (Roundup) - Mar 19, 2012
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- Congress says opposition playing politics with NCTC - Feb 22, 2012
- Manmohan fails to woo dissenting CMs on NCTC (Roundup) - May 05, 2012
- Manmohan reassures political consultation on NCTC (Second Lead) - Mar 20, 2012
- Government wins first NCTC battle in parliament (Lead) - Mar 19, 2012
- PM writes to chief ministers on anti-terror hub - Feb 21, 2012
- CPI-M accuses Mamata of political dishonesty - Oct 15, 2011
- Centre fails to convince dissenting CMs on NCTC (Intro Roundup) - May 05, 2012
- Mamata joins chorus against Chidambaram's ant-terror hub (Lead) - Feb 17, 2012
- Punjab cabinet rejects NCTC proposal - Feb 24, 2012
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