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I had informed PM: Modi

india Updated: Sep 14, 2008 23:52 IST
Shekhar Iyer
Shekhar Iyer
Hindustan Times
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he had informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and National Security Adviser MK Narayanan about the cities where terrorists were likely to strike. He said his information was based on confessions obtained by Gujarat Police from the Ahmedabad blasts accused.

Modi told HT that Gujarat police had learnt that men and explosives had been moved to different parts of the country to carry out “well-thought out” strikes.

Modi refused to disclose the details of his discussion with the PM stating that he did not wish to indulge in cheap politics when the issue was that the Centre had to strengthen the hands of the states to combat terrorism.

Modi said Gujarat Police's investigation showed that ‘misguided’ educated youths were highly influenced by extremist religious ideology.

Asked about the NSA favouring granting of presidential assent to Gujarat's anti-terror law, Gujcoca, Modi said, “My impression was that the Prime Minister also understood the situation correctly. But I do not know what is stopping the Centre now.”

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