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No confirmation if Mamata will attend CMs meet?

There is no confirmation if TMC chief will attend a crucial meeting of Chief Ministers on internal security in Delhi on Monday?

New Delhi: Will Trinamool Congress chief and
UPA ally Mamata Banerjee, who along with a few other Chief
Ministers had forced the Centre to convene a special meeting
on NCTC, attend a crucial meeting of Chief Ministers on
internal security here on Monday?

The Centre is yet to get a word from West Bengal
government on Banerjee`s participation in Monday`s meeting, a
source said on Friday.

However, Banerjee is expected to attend Tuesday`s (April
17) meeting on effective implementation of Scheduled Castes
Scheduled Tribes Act. Both the meetings are convened by the
Home Ministry.

Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Odisha
Mamata Banerjee, J Jayalalitha and Naveen Patnaik, along with
a few others had forced the central government to convene a
special meeting of Chief Ministers on May 5 to discuss the
NCTC by saying the April 16 conclave would not have enough
time and opportunity to discuss the controversial issue and
hence a separate session was required for it.

They have been opposing the setting up of NCTC claiming
the proposed anti-terror hub would infringe on the states`
powers and hurt country`s federal structure.

The April 16 meeting will be inaugurated by the Prime
Minister and will focus on strengthening counter-terrorism and
intelligence capabilities and strengthening border and
coastal security.

Cross-border terrorism, infiltration from across the
border to Jammu and Kashmir, activities of Pakistan-based
terror outfits and insurgency in the northeast, combating
economic offences, especially counterfeit currency notes, will
also come up for detailed deliberations.

A separate session on Left wing extremism will also be
held which is expected to be attended by at least eight Chief
Ministers, barring that of West Bengal.


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