Trinamool wants NCTC reference removed from Prez speech

UPA ally does an Opposition,tables amendment to Patil's Budget session speech.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: March 13, 2012 5:48:18 pm

Trinamool Congress,which is part of the UPA government at the Centre,has tabled an amendment to the President’s address to Parliament,on the NCTC issue,which could end up as an embarrassment for the ruling coalition.

Trinamool chief whip in the Lok Sabha Kalyan Banerjee said on Tuesday that the party has put up an “objection” to a para in the President Pratibha Patil’s address which refers to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Normally,amendments to the President’s address are tabled by the Opposition and passage of such an amendment will be considered a defeat for the government. However,at the time of voting,a member can withdraw or not press the amendment.

“We are completely against this NCTC. Our CM is against this. In the meeting of the officials also,the state government has said this and in the House also.

“In spite of states’ objections,in the President’s speech they have included NCTC, Therefore,we have put an objection and putting an amendment,” he said.

Banerjee said the party was very firm on the issue on which there have been discussions in the organisation.

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