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PM makes strong pitch for NCTC

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NEW DELHI, March 19 � Facing stiff opposition from allies over various measures, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said difficult decisions were getting �more difficult� because of coalition compulsions and pressed for eschewing narrow partisan approaches in the interest of the country, reports PTI.

Singh made a strong pitch for the National Centre for Counter Terrorism, saying it was an huge step to fight terrorism but made it clear that no further action would be taken on it without full consultations with States.

Replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President�s Address, he spoke about the opposition to the NCTC and responded to the demands by Tamil parties for supporting UN resolution against Sri Lanka by saying that India was �inclined� to do so if it meets its �objectives� with regard to the future for ethnic Tamils �based on equality, dignity, justice and self-respect�. He also talked about the difficult situation in the economic field and expressed commitment to reforms to push growth.

�I am sure members realise that difficult decisions we have to take are made more difficult by the fact that we are a coalition government...,� he said.

He cited as an example of Railway Budget which faced strong opposition from ally TC and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi was forced to quit.

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PM makes strong pitch for NCTC

NEW DELHI, March 19 � Facing stiff opposition from allies over various measures, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said difficult decisions were getting �more difficult� because of coalition compulsions and pressed for eschewing narrow partisan approaches in the interest of the country, reports PTI.

Singh made a strong pitch for the National Centre for Counter Terrorism, saying it was an huge step to fight terrorism but made it clear that no further action would be taken on it without full consultations with States.

Replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President�s Address, he spoke about the opposition to the NCTC and responded to the demands by Tamil parties for supporting UN resolution against Sri Lanka by saying that India was �inclined� to do so if it meets its �objectives� with regard to the future for ethnic Tamils �based on equality, dignity, justice and self-respect�. He also talked about the difficult situation in the economic field and expressed commitment to reforms to push growth.

�I am sure members realise that difficult decisions we have to take are made more difficult by the fact that we are a coalition government...,� he said.

He cited as an example of Railway Budget which faced strong opposition from ally TC and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi was forced to quit.

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