TMC concerns on NCTC may be reflected in PM`s reply
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 18:38
New Delhi: The concerns of Trinamool Congress on the formation of NCTC is likely to be reflected in the reply of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President on Monday, sources said on Thursday.

Though a Trinamool Congress amendment to President Pratibha Patil's address seeking deletion of the reference to the controversial matter was rejected in the Lok Sabha, the concerns expressed by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee would be suitably reflected in the Prime Minister's reply to the three-day debate, they said.

This was conveyed to Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament today, the sources said.

The TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister had opposed the proposal for setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), an issue over which the Trinamool Congress has made common cause with the Opposition and some non-Congress chief ministers saying the states' rights were being encroached upon.

The move could soothe the ruffled feathers of the crucial UPA ally, which has sought replacement of Dinesh Trivedi as the Railway Minister by Banerjee's close confidante Mukul Roy.

The TMC move to amend the President's address, which was rejected on technical grounds, could have embarrassed the government in Parliament.

Around 2,700 amendments to the President's Address have been submitted in both Houses in a bid to corner the government on issues like NCTC, federalism and corruption.


First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 18:38

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