Sat, 05 May 2012 13:17:04 GMT

Modi happy but still against NCTC

New Delhi: Even as he expressed happiness over the changes in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi maintained that it was an attack on the federal structure.

Modi happy but still against NCTC

Addressing a meeting of chief ministers presided over by Prime MinisterManmohan Singh, Modi asked if faith in "constitutional arrangements and center-state relationship in a federal structure" has been lost.

This, he said, would be "eroding the capabilities of state police".

The NCTC bill was tweaked by the central government to give more powers to states after most non-Congress chief ministers raised objections at an earlier April 16 meeting with the prime minister.

Modi said he was "happy the request has been acceded to".

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