Mamata meets PM

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his Parliament House office.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2012, 16:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his
Parliament House office to convey her reservations over the
setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and
on other issues.

"The meeting was good," Banerjee told reporters after
meeting the Prime Minister along with Union Ministers and her
party colleagues Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Mukul Roy, who is
Trinamool Congress`s nominee for the post of Railway Minister
following the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi.

Her meeting with the Prime Minister comes ahead of the
Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here.

Banerjee, who forced Trivedi to quit as the Railway
Minister after he proposed hike in the passenger fares in the
railway budget, also described the NCTC as worse than TADA and
POTA.

The West Bengal Chief Minister wanted modification in
rail fares so that common people did not get affected. She has
also stated that "there is no question of voting" in favour of
the NCTC.

Singh has made a strong pitch for the NCTC saying it was
an important step to fight against terrorism.

PTI