UPA stoops to Mamata, Jaya's demand, to meet CMs on NCTC

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New Delhi, Apr 3: The UPA government finally agreed to meet all Chief Ministers on the controversial issue - National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday, Apr 3 announced that the central government would meet all CMs on May 5.

Citing the latest decision of the government, it seems that UPA government finally stooped to the demands of Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa who have cornered the central government demanding separate and special meeting of the government and CMs on NCTC. [Read: Two-women army: Mamata, Jaya shake Delhi power corridors]

A letter from Chidambaram to 10 CMs says, "Countering terrorism is a shared responsibility... I may assure you that the intention of the Government is to continue to work with state governments."

Many CMs opposed the central government's proposal to built NCTC in all states of the country. The CMs led by Mamata Banerjee claimed that the centre's decision would trespass into their territory in combating terrorism.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had sent letter to the Prime Minister demanding for the special meeting which according to her was essential to avoid confusion while the Centre held talks with the state governments who have serious reservations about the NCTC.

Later Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa also went to Mamata's way in writing letter to the PM demanding to arrange a special separate meeting to disperse all confusions on NCTC.

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