Discuss NCTC issue in NIC first: BJP

BJP said Manmohan Singh should discuss the NCTC issue at the National Integration Council and then take it to the Parliament.

Panaji: BJP on Thursday said Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh should discuss the National Counter Terrorism
Centre (NCTC) issue at the National Integration Council (NIC)
and then take it to the Parliament.

The NCTC issue should be first discussed in NIC (a
multi-member body with representation from the Centre, states
and various groups besides public figures), before placing it
in Parliament, party leader Rajnath singh said.

The proposal to set up NCTC, which will work as an
anti-terror hub under the Union Home Ministry, is an example
of the Congress-led UPA government "playing havoc" with the
country`s federal system, the former BJP President said.

The proposal has attracted strong opposition from the
non-Congress CMs, who have argued that it impinges
upon the powers of the states.

Singh, who was here for campaigning, pointed out that
nearly one third of the Chief Ministers have registered their
protest against the NCTC.

"Even the UPA allies like the Trinamool Congress and
National Conference (NC) have expressed their disapproval of
the move, but the Centre, showing arrogance of power, is
persisting with the NCTC."

He said NCTC should be put on hold till there is a
consensus on the subject.

PTI

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