Indore: Firing a fresh salvo on NCTC issue, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged the proposed Counter Terrorism Centre was nothing but UPA government`s ploy to "grab power through the backdoor".
Accusing the "Delhi Sarkar" of weakening the federal system, Modi questioned the need for NCTC instead of anti-terror laws such as POTA. Through this proposed body, the Centre wanted to use the Intelligence Bureau in states` domain, he said.
"It`s a conspiracy to grab power through the backdoor... Already several opposition leaders are in CBI`s dragnet, now they are bringing in NCTC..." he alleged.
Delivering a lecture in the memory of Dr Om Nagpal here, Modi also demanded Sarkaria Commission`s report on Centre-state relations and Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi`s report on Centre-state financial relations be implemented.
"A meeting of Inter-state Council should be called immediately, and (it should be) twice a year," Modi said.
Quoting Punchhi report, he said Governors should not be a political person but the Centre, unfortunately, always thrusts on Gujarat not only a political person but someone who had a different political ideology.
Narendra Modi has crossed swords with present Gujarat Governor Kamla, on several issues.
He also alleged the proposed communal violence bill aimed at taking away states` powers simply by "creating communal problem". Since the President`s rule cannot be imposed in a state easily, this was another ploy," he said.