NCTC: Jayalalithaa to attend CMs' meeting on Apr 16

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Chennai, Apr 14: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will attend the Chief Minister's meeting on internal security to be Chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on April 16.

The Chief Minister is scheduled to leave on the morning of April 16 and return the same day, a government release said here today. Jayalalithaa was among a set of Chief Ministers, including Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, who had opposed the scheduling of controversial National Centre for Counter Terrorism (NCTC) as part of the April 16 meeting on internal security and had demanded with the Prime Minister that the issue be discussed separately.

Jayalalithaa, Mamata and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik are opposed to the setting up of the NCTC, saying it was against the federal structure. The Centre had last week heeded the demand of these leaders, with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram writing to them saying NCTC will be discussed at a separate meeting on May 5.


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