New Delhi: Amid resistance by some states to the setting up of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday expressed readiness to tweak the proposal to break the logjam on the issue.
He said in the Rajya Sabha that the government was willing to keep intelligence agencies away out of the proposed unified counter-terrorism body and make any other changes to make it acceptable to states.
"We want to implement it. We have received letters from some states not to go ahead in the current form. Today also, we are ready. If intelligence agencies are to be kept out of ambit, we can. Anything else, we will remove. Let us sit together and discuss," Shinde said while replying to a debate on Hyderabad bomb attack.
His remarks assume significance as several states are opposing NCTC, fearing that it will encroach upon their rights. The NCTC was proposed to be set up for coordinated intelligence sharing in the wake of 2008 Mumbai attacks. Responding to Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley's criticism that the government never has specific intelligence, he said, "It is not possible even in the advanced countries."


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