‘Centre is trying to encroach state through NCTC’
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 21:59
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said Centre has been trying to encroach state's jurisdiction through the formation of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

"Centre is trying to encroach upon the state's jurisdiction through NCTC," Kumar said when replying to a two-day debate on Governor Devanand Konwar's customary address to the joint sitting of the two houses of the state legislature.

Kumar expressed his displeasure over Centre's delay in providing coal linkages to Bihar.

He also strongly objected to the reports describing "Bihar Module of Terrorism" following arrest of some persons of dubious characters from the state's Madhubani and Darbhanga districts recently.

Kumar said, "Terrorism should not be linked with any district, state or community. The people of Madhubani and Darbhanga had never supported any type of terrorism. It is an insult and disrespect to describe as Bihar Module of Terrorism if some people with dubious characters have been arrested from these districts."

Kumar also slammed the opposition for targeting the state government for holding the three-day Global Summit 2012 in Bihar that ended on February 19.

"It would definitely come in handy for the development of the state. If the people try to connect with Bihar what is wrong in it," he said.

The CM during his hour-long speech in the state assembly lambasted Centre for the electricity problems facing Bihar.

"Centre has failed to sanction coal linkage for Barauni and Kanti thermal power plants," he said. Kumar said Centre should give 50 per cent of the electricity being produced in Bihar NTPC power plants to the state and sought cooperation from the opposition.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 21:59

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