Claiming that the confession of key accused Ajmal Kasab in Mumbai attack trial was a "success" for Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) which was invoked against him, BJP on Monday said it should convince UPA government to give its consent to a similar anti-terror bill passed by Gujarat.
"Kasab's confession is a step forward. MCOCA was imposed on him due to the deficiency of earlier laws.... This is the success of MCOCA," Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said.
Pitching for passing of anti-terror bills patterned on Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the scrapped POTA passed by BJP-led state governments, Swaraj said the UPA government should now give its assent to them.
GUJCOC, the anti-terror bill passed by the Narendra Modi Government in Gujarat which makes confession made before a police officer admissible in a court of law, has been rejected twice by the Centre despite being passed by the state government.
Modi has pledged to pass GUJCOC again and send it to the Centre for its assent.
Anti-terror bills formulated on the lines of GUJCOC by other BJP governments have also failed to get the Centre's nod.