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PM, Chidambaram had no intention to erode states' powers: Farooq

Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union home minister P Chidambaram have no intention of curtailing powers or eroding the authority of states by forming an anti-terror body.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2012 16:20 IST

Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union home minister P Chidambaram have no intention of curtailing powers or eroding the authority of states by forming an anti-terror body.

"I do not feel that Chidambaran or Prime Minister have any such intention that they would curtail the powers of the State or eroda it", the National Conference chief said.

"The Prime Minister has also written to chief ministers of states-- they will soon hold a meeting--which will discuss the issue," Abdullah told reporters here.

Abdullah, whose NC is a coalition partner of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and NC-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, was replying to the questions on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and whether it was a mistake by the UPA government.

"Some time errors (Bhool) do take place, I do not think there was deliberate intention by the Centre to erode the authority of state," Abdullah said.

"There is little bit error (bhool). chief ministers of the various states should have been called and talks should have been held with them."

"I think they are going to correct the error (Bhool). The PM has also written to chief ministers in this direction," he said.