New Delhi: Sharpening attack on the UPA government over the NCTC issue, the BJP alleged the anti-terror body of not meeting the lines as promised by the government and demanded Inter-State Council meeting to discuss the entire matter.

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“The Central government which is boasting of creating an anti- terror body to fight against corruption is actually attacking the federal powers of the states,” said BJP spokesperson Jagat Prakash Nadda.

Suspecting intentions of the UPA government, Nadda said, “It is very ironical that the government which is claiming of establishing a body to curb the terror menace, is not giving approval to the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act (GUJCOCA) on the other hand.”

He further said that since law and order is a state subject, the government should keep the states in the loop in the functioning of NCTC.

Alleging the current format of the body not meeting the lines as promised by the Centre, Nadda said, “The body which is going to take shape now is entirely different from that of promised by Home Minister P Chidambaram soon after the Mumbai terror attacks. The current format will simply reduce to another mere agency and will not cater the real purpose.”

The BJP leader accused the UPA of playing vote bank politics. He said that this is the reason why the government is facing strong opposition from not only the BJP ruled state but also states governed by other parties.

JPN/Bureau