`Centre should not interfere in federal structure`
The Centre should give `full respect` to the chief ministers and allow them to discuss the NCTC issue freely, Banerjee said.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the Centre should not interfere in the
country`s federal structure and law and order management
system of states in the name of fighting terrorism.
"We want all terrorist movements to be stopped.
the name of fighting terrorism, do not interfere in the
federal structure or the law and order because it is a state
subject. It is not nice to bulldoze the federal structure,"
Banerjee told a press conference here.
She said although Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said
in Parliament that the NCTC issue would be discussed
completely, a meeting convened in Delhi on April 16 has listed
NCTC as one of the 10 items in the agenda for discussion.
"Let the NCTC issue be discussed freely first before
discussing other matters. Ten issues cannot be discussed in
one day. Please stick to the NCTC issue. Let it be over, then
discuss other issues," she said.
The Centre should give `full respect` to the chief
ministers and allow them to discuss the NCTC issue freely,