Ummid Assistant

Samsung sets up fund for poor kids' education

US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Regional

Modi blames UPA's 'unilaterism' for distrust with states

Monday April 16, 2012 07:37:59 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of "creating an atmosphere of distrust" with the states through its move to give police powers to central paramilitary forces and investigating agencies.

Speaking at the chief ministers' conference on internal security, he urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bridge the gap.

"Whether it is the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Railway Protection Force or the Border Security Force, the centre's unilateral activity is creating an atmosphere of distrust between the centre and the state... I urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bridge the gap," Modi told reporters on the sidelines of the meet.

The centre has proposed the creation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) that will have powers to arrest terror suspects all over the country, apart from carrying out investigation and raids.

This has been opposed by non-UPA chief ministers, including Modi, who shot off letters to the prime minister, resulting in the NCTC not becoming functional on March 1 as was originally proposed.

Modi has also written separately to the prime minister against the proposals to provide the central government-controlled Railway Protection Force (RPF) officers powers equivalent to state police officers; also amendments to the Border Security Force law to enable their officers to effect arrests in the hinterland, apart from existing powers to arrest border violators and cross-border smugglers.

Modi said these actions of the centre were creating an atmosphere of distrust with the state governments.

Accusing New Delhi of adopting a unilateral approach on issues concerning internal security, Modi said it must see the states as partners in maintaining national security.

"Internal security is too serious a matter to be treated as an arena for one-upmanship by the union government," Modi said in his address at the conference.

However, he noted that the central government "after long, paid heed" to the states' objection on creation of NCTC and has now decided to hold a separate meeting with the chief ministers on May 5.

"Let me draw your attention to the fact that the NCTC imbroglio is part of unsavoury episodes that have taken place since we (chief ministers) last met and the leitmotif of this episode has been the unilateral approach of the union government," he said.

Modi said the state governments faced the brunt of problems related to internal security and hence must be seen as partners.

Citing examples of "non-consultative" approach of the union government, Modi referred to the amendment to the RPF Act, and said: "The union railway ministry has tried to create a state within state."

He also referred to his letter to the prime minister detailing his concerns about the proposed amendment to the BSF Act, 1968.

"It is unfortunate that the union government has failed to instil faith and confidence about our defence preparedness in the common man," Modi said in an obvious reference to the leaked letter of army chief Gen. V.K. Singh to the prime minister detailing gaps in India's defence preparedness.

"Any lacunae in our defence capability on account of resource constraint, demoralisation of the rank and file, and tensions between the civil and military wing is bound to have an adverse impact on the internal security of the nation.

"I earnestly request the Indian government to take proactive step to clear the fog of mistrust and suspicion that has arisen on account of the recent unseemly controversy and not remain content with mere issuance of statements," the Gujarat chief minister added.

Referring to the issue of terrorism, he said it had international ramifications.

"We have experienced terrorists fleeing our country and often carrying out subversive act sitting outside the boundaries of our nation. It puzzles me as to what a helpless situation we are put into; even we are unable to bring the perpetrators of terror to justice," he added.

 

 

 

 



 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

Opposition attacks government on NCTC, PM reaches out

Opposition chief ministers Monday used the annual meet on security to attack the government over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, claiming it was against federalism 

Arrests of Muslims by ATS: Nitish to discuss at CM meet

Omar to raise repeal of AFSPA at CMs' meet

 

  Most Read

Malegaon civic polls: Congress emerges as single largest party

The Congress party emerged as the single largest party in the Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) elections, the results of which were announced Monday. The Congress, though short 

Taliban's 'spring offensive' continues in Afghanistan

Fighting was on Monday morning in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul where Taliban militants have staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket 

Militants storm Kabul hotel

Taliban storm Pakistani jail, free nearly 400 inmates

 

  News Pick

President to select one from three names recommended for AMU VC

A special meeting of the AMU Court, the supreme governing body of the Aligarh Muslim University, today recommended 

Militants storm Kabul hotel

Blasts and gun shots were heard inside a luxury hotel in Kabul Sunday after militants stormed the building near the UN mission in Afghanistan. Security officials said that blasts and gun shots were heard around 1.30 p.m. from inside the Kabul Star hotel 

Taliban storm Pakistani jail, free nearly 400 inmates

Taliban militants armed with guns and granades stormed a Pakistani jail early Sunday and freed nearly 400 prisoners. Over 100 militants launched the attack around 1.30 a.m. in Bannu Central Jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. At least 20 high profile prisoners, including 

 

Picture of the Day

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan with Yale Master Jeffrey Brenzel doing Bollywood dance steps.

(Photo: Michael Marsland, Yale University)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.