New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that a breakthrough on NCTC would be emerged during the meeting of Chief Ministers on May 05.
“The government is trying to establish a national consensus on NCTC. I am sure the differences between some the states and the Centre be resolved during the May 05 meeting of Chief Ministers”, Chidambaram said while talking to reporters here.
Chidambaram, yesterday, used the Chief Ministers on internal security to reach out to the states saying the Centre is together with the states in the fight against terrorism.
Non-Congress chief ministers, however, snubbed the Centre for “security overreach” citing examples of NCTC, Railway Protection Force and the Border Security Force.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had warned against an "emerging pattern" wherein the state's powers are "abrogated" by the Centre.
She accused the Central government of "encroaching on state powers" through NCTC which was in "contravention" to constitutional provisions that accord priority status to police in the State list.
Gujurat Chief Minister Narendra had said that the internal security of the country cannot be viewed in isolation as it is intertwined with the external security scenario.
Modi said that the Centre should take proactive steps "to clear the fog of mistrust and suspicion" that has arisen on account of the "recent unseemly controversy" and not "remain content with mere issuance of statements".
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also sought urgent consultations between the Centre and the states over issues like NCTC saying any delay in this regard would affect handling of law and order problems.
First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 15:33