BJD opposes NCTC during President Address debate
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 19:24
New Delhi: Opposing the Centre's move to set up National Counter Terrorism Centre, BJD member B Mahtab today said in the Lok Sabha that the Centre's efforts to curb the menace of terrorism will not succeed, if it does not take states into confidence.

Participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, he said the move to set up the anti-terror body without consulting the states amounted to "encroaching upon" its authority.

"Centre's counter terrorism strategy can not succeed, if the state is not taken on board," Mahtab said.

Describing the Centre's move as an "ill conceived idea", he said all talk about the NCTC has weakened the fight against terrorism.

Blaming the Government for not passing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session, he demanded that a new Lokpal Bill should be brought and a model Lokayukta bill be circulated to the states.

N S V Chitthan (Cong) said Tamil Nadu is facing severe power crisis and the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will help solve the problem.

He asked the Government to take a "concrete step" to complete the project.

Chittan asked the Government to support the UN resolution condemning alleged war crimes during the last phases of Sri Lanka's three-decade-old civil war in 2009.


First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 19:24

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