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Mamata for scrapping of NCTC

 NEW DELHI, May 5 – Launching a sharp attack on the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a key ally of UPA government, today demanded scrapping of the proposed NCTC dubbing it “anti-federal” and contending that it was brought without consulting states and taking Parliament’s nod, reports PTI.

 “The NCTC is iteslf is a contradiction of the federal structure and constitutional obligation also. So, I urge the government to withdraw it,” Mamata told reporters on the sidelines of the Chief Ministers’ meet here.

The CM said “everybody wants to fight terrorism. It is number one on the agenda. But there should not be any confusion, contradiction or controversy about any act or law and this NCTC was notified without consutation with state governments and without the approval of Parliament also.”

On coordination with the Centre to fight terror, the Trinamool Congress chief said “what we feel that is that state police and central security forces must work together. The message should not go to the people that the Centre is trying to impose something which may not suit the federal structure.”

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