Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday alleged the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is aimed at usurping the powers of state governments, contrary to the spirit of federalism.
He said this was "a planned and deliberate attempt of the
Centre to dilute the federal character of our country to
make it unitary, which would be ever opposed by our government
tooth and nail".
Badal was replying to the Assembly debate on the motion
of thanks to the Governor`s address.