Congress on Tuesday targeted the government over remarks by a minister that National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) would not hurt the country?s federal structure, saying it was "another brazen U-turn" by it.
The much talked-about NCTC seems to have got a quiet burial with govt making it clear that there were no plans to bring any law to set up the anti-terror body in the wake of strong opposition from non-Congress CMs.
Accusing the Centre of taking unilateral decisions on internal security matters, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed anti-terror body NCTC citing practical difficulties.
Slamming the Centre for the `ham-handed manner` in which it sought to set up the NCTC, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said it should seek the active cooperation of all state governments.
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday chose to remain ambivalent on his government`s stand on NCTC, but asserted that the anti-terror squad in UP is already doing a good job in tackling terrorism.
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee Wednesday the chief ministers` conference on internal security that is likely to chalk out a new strategy to check the growing violence by Maoist guerrillas.
Politics is likely to come in the way of setting up of the much-touted NCTC as the states ruled by opposition parties may red flag the anti-terror hub proposal despite government diluting most of its controversial provisions.