Uttarakhand CM opposes NCTC
Dehradun: Accusing the Centre of
"infringing" on federal rights of the states, Uttarakhand
Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Sunday opposed the proposed
National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
"Be it NCTC or any other issue, it is very sad that some
of the important decisions are being taken by the Centre
unilaterally. The states must be taken into confidence on all
important decisions," he said.
Expressing his anguish over Centre for "not sharing"
vital information related to NCTC, Khanduri alleged the states
were "kept in dark" over the new anti-terror body, scheduled
to be operational from March 1.
His comments came after various states, including West
Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh and Odisha, took up the cudgels against the proposed
Citing the recent example where the army was assured help
by the state in carrying out its new projects, Khanduri said
the security has to be shared both by the Centre and the
"When you decide on the security of the country, you
cannot ignore the views of states," he said.