New Delhi: After bending its knees before major ally Trinamool Congress on several occasions including the recent Trivedi row, the UPA government once again appears kowtowing before TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over setting up of an anti-terror body-National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) - amid strident protest from the non-Congress Chief Ministers.

Amidst the recent letter of Mamata Banerjee to the Prime Minister demanding exclusive debate on the most debated issue of establishing the anti-terror body, NCTC, during the Chief Minister’s meet on April 16, the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the government is going to hold a separate meet on May 5 for exclusively discussion over it with the Chief Ministers.

As per the sources, the government has underlined 11 exclusive points that will be included in the government’s draft to be presented during the meet. The government is confident of evolving a consensus on all the 11 points but amid the strident attitude and strong objection of the CMs, the UPA government appears to be at a back foot. In such a condition prospects of amendments are liable in the controversial provisions of the proposed NCTC.