Taking a U-turn, the Congress on Wednesday said it was in favour of a strong law on terror with sufficient safeguard.
"We need a strong law on terror and also a federal agency to investigate into the cases of terror," Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters in New Delhi.
Earlier, the UPA government has been of the view that the existing laws were adequate to deal with terrorism and crimes having inter-state links.
The demand of Congress comes in the wake of a similar calls for stringent law against terrorism by several parties including the BJP, which raised the issue during its recent national executive committee in Bangalore.
The Administrative Reform Commission (ARC) chaired by Congress leader M Veerappa Moily in its reports too had recommended for a tough law on terror.