Modi praises Centre for improved handling of internal security

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, Feb. 7 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for their bold initiative in tackling terrorism and improving the security scenario in the country.

Interacting with media on the sidelines of Chief Ministers’ Conference on internal security, Modi praised Singh for his inclusive approach on terror.

Modi also added that Chidambaram has been extremely swift and positive in tackling terror.

"Security is of prime concern in our country and there are two ways of tackling this issue. Firstly, by increasing the strength of our security forces and secondly, by increasing the judicial strength," he said.

“While Manmohan Singh has been in the seat of PM, these issues of terror are being tackled. Also, the Ministry of Home Affairs under P Chidambaram has been extremely positive and swift. We are now getting positive and speedier response from the Centre over terror issue," Modi added.

Modi’s reaction came as a surprise, as earlier this month the Union Home Ministry urged President Pratibha Patil to reject the controversial Gujarat Control of Orgnised Crime Act (GUJCOCA).

It has already created bitter debate between the Centre and Gujarat and turned into a political battle to make into reality.

Earlier Modi had blamed the Centre for not approving it because the state is running by the opposition and they don’t want to let them to take any initiative in this regard while the similar law is implemented in the Maharashtra state which ruled by the Congress Government.

On other hand, Home Ministry had rejected the allegations and raised objection over some points in the draft as he recommended deleting of its two provisions in the draft. (ANI)