New Delhi: Facing stiff opposition to National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) from non-Congress Chief Ministers, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said both the Centre and states need to work together for setting up the proposed counter-terrorism body and sought consensus from all stakeholders.

"When such opposition is there, we will think over it and then decide. We need to take consensus on it. I have said it many a times that both the Centre and states need to work together. We cannot do it alone," Shinde said.

He said the government has already accepted the demands of some Chief Ministers opposed to the proposed body. "I will only say that we tried to have a central intelligence agency but they said Multi-Agency Centre is there. To which, they have accepted which is also a central agency," Shinde said apparently suggesting that the opposing states should agree to NCTC.

The Home Minister said seeing such resistance to NCTC, the government had first decided to take their (Chief Ministers) opinion and then to approach the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

"Accordingly, they were given the drafts. We have got many comments which are under examination. After examination, we will decide whether to take it to the CCS or not. As of now, there is no question of taking it (NCTC) to the CCS," he said.


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