Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has joined the bandwagon of CMs who are opposing the NCTC order issued by Home Ministry and has written to the Prime Minister saying the "unilateral" move would only create "misunderstanding".

In a letter written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, Sarkar has requested him that the NCTC order be withdrawn and a process of wider consultations initiated.

The Left Chief Minister said that it was "unfortunate and surprising" that the NCTC order which dealt with security, an issue closely related to states had been issued without proper consultations.

"Considering that 'Public order' and 'Police' is a state subject under the Constitution of India, this action of the MHA amounts to encroachment on the powers of the state," Sarkar wrote.

"All of us are fully committed to counter the menace of terrorism in the country. You are aware about the manner in which terrorism has been brought under control in Tripura," Sarkar said and added that the state, central government and people had all contributed to restoring peace.

The Tripura Chief Minister said that the need of the hour was for the states and the Centre to cooperate but the NCTC order would only create misunderstanding.

"The unilateral order issued by the MHA will only create misunderstanding between the Centre and the states and will defeat the very purpose for which it has been issued," Sarkar wrote in his letter to the PM.