Akhilesh yadav opposes NCTC

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the Congress-led UPA government needs to relook into the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). Yadav skipped the crucial meeting of the Chief Ministers on NCTC in New Delhi on Saturday. However, on his behalf, Balram Yadav, member of legislative council in Uttar Pradesh, read out his speech. Saying he cannot accept the NCTC in 'its present form', Yadav said: "The ways through which Centre is being empowered through NCTC, do not have the provision of mutual consensus and partnership. This may shatter state's systems." "This is a direct attack on federal structure," he said.
Demanding a 'fresh look' into the NCTC, the Samajwadi Party leader opposed the fact that under the NCTC both National Security Guard (NSG) and special forces of the central government can operate anywhere without seeking the "participation" of state security forces. "Misuse of such clauses cannot be ruled out," he said. Several Chief Ministers including West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee, Gujarat's Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa have voiced their opposition to the setting up of the NCTC. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was among the first to question the NCTC move.


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