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Old February 19th, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Four CMs against national counter-terrorism centre

NCTC: Four CMs unite against UPA on counter-terrorism centre

TNN | Feb 17, 2012, 11.25AM IST

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NEW DELHI: In a significant political development, four chief ministers - Mamata Banerjee, Jayalalithaa, Nitish Kumar and Naveen Patnaik have joined hands demanding a review of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

In a letter to PMO, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "review and withdraw" the order on organisation, function, power and duties of the newly constituted NCTC under the ministry of home affairs.

"It is difficult for the state government to accept such arbitrary exercise of power by the central government/central agency, which have a bearing on the rights and privilege of the states as enshrined in the Constitution of India," Mamata Banerjee has said. According to TV reports, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has been in touch with the four CMs.

Banerjee's letter to the Prime Minister issued by the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's office said that in a federal structure, any decision of the central government, which infringed upon the powers and rights of the state governments, should be taken only after adequate consultation and with the consent of the state governments.

Counter-terror body violates states' federal rights: Trinamool

The NCTC being set up by the central government as a powerful anti-terror agency was arbitrary and "an infringement on the rights of the states", key ally Trinamool Congress said on Friday.

"The central government has to take into confidence the state government in this regard because we have federal structure of government in our country," union minister of state for tourism and TMC leader Sultan Ahmed said.

Calling it an arbitrary step taken by the central government, Ahmed said: "It is an infringement on the rights of the states and an arbitrary step. The central government announced setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre without even consulting the state governments."

According to Ahmed, whose party rules West Bengal, police and intelligence is a state subject and state governments have to be consulted in any decision related to security.

"The matter was not placed before the cabinet and being part of government in the centre doesn't mean we will forget our state interest," he added.

National Counter Terrorism Centre

The UPA government on Feb 6 said it would set up on March 1 a powerful anti-terror agency that will integrate and analyse inputs on terror threats in India and will have legal authority to make arrests and conduct search operations. The NCTC will have a Standing Council comprising chiefs of counter-terror outfits in states and others as its lynchpin.

It will have powers to requisition 'elite' forces like NSG and marine commandos to carry out operations against terrorists.

The Standing Council will comprise members of anti-terror agencies in states, in what is being seen as a step to encourage the states to develop a stake in the pooling of information and intelligence inputs.

This coupled with the powers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) to make arrests and carry out search operations across the country are designed to get around the problem of law and order being a state subject: a constitutional scheme that is seen as essential for country's federal polity but which has hampered cooperation between the Centre and the state as well as among states themselves.

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on TV they said nine CMs r united in opposition of NCTC - Modi, Nitish, Banerjee, Shivraj Chauhan, Gowda, Patnaik [odisha], HP [dhumal?], Uttarachal? and Chattisgarh?
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on TV they said nine CMs r united in opposition of NCTC - Modi, Nitish, Banerjee, Shivraj Chauhan, Gowda, Patnaik [odisha], HP [dhumal?], Uttarachal? and Chattisgarh?
Those four planned this particular move ... I think there are many others opposing. It looks like Sri Chidambaram ji forgot to take others on board. So they make the announcement for this counter-terrorism centre, and we see others opposing.

When it is a delicate issue, he should have done his consultations beforehand.

It's interesting to compare to the USA. The federal govt there slowly expanded its powers over the last 100 years. Initially, the role of the federal govt was far more limited. AFAIK.
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on TV they said nine CMs r united in opposition of NCTC - Modi, Nitish, Banerjee, Shivraj Chauhan, Gowda, Patnaik [odisha], HP [dhumal?], Uttarachal? and Chattisgarh?

& Rest others are busy in election........
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Re: Four CMs against national counter-terrorism centre

Chidu trying to divert attention from his 2G involvement

Media will now talk NCTC and not 2G,3G
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