Modi all praise for Chidambaram, Pillai

"Response of home secretary, home minister is swift and positive whenever there is a demand from the states"

PTI | February 7, 2010

A day after taking a jibe at the centre over its "helplessness" on price rise, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday was found complimenting Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Home Secretary G.K. Pillai for their approach in tackling terror.

"Response of the home secretary and home minister is swift and positive whenever there is a demand from the states," Modi told reporters on the sidelines of the Chief Ministers' Conference on Internal Security.

He said due to the hostile attitude of "our neighbouring country, security is an important issue which needs to be taken seriously."

Asked about the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill, Modi said there are only two ways to deal with security related issues.

"Firstly, we need modern weapons and an increased strength of forces. We believe in democracy, we believe in human rights. So, it is also necessary to strengthen the laws."

He said better laws will strengthen the democracy and will also protect human rights.

In a recent move, the Home Ministry has recommended to the president not to sign the GUJCOC Bill which was passed by the Gujarat assembly for the fourth time on July 28 last year.

The ministry's objections are primarily related to two provisions in GUJCOC -- admission of confession made before a police officer in a court and a clause that bars grant of bail to a person if the public prosecutor opposes it.



Other News

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B

Interim Budget and frontier technology: Sab ka Vikas, Sab ki Technology

The world is at the cusp of a revolution based on Industry 4.0 and green technologies, including AI, big data, IoT, EVs, solar power, etc., which offer developing countries the opportunity to leapfrog into economic prosperity. However, India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) still stands at a mea

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Current Issue


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter