New Delhi : All state governments, irrespective of political affiliations, are “on the same page” in fighting challenges to internal security, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Sunday after a meeting with chief ministers.
“Not a single discordant note emerged in the conference. The whole nation is responding in the spirit of unity. It is in itself a big achievement… a message to all those who challenge India’s internal security,” Chidambaram told reporters after the meeting on internal security ended.
“All states and union territories, irrespective of political parties of their administrative heads, are on the same page,” Chidambaram said.
The home minister said the chief ministers of Maoist insurgency-affected states have endorsed the central government’s initiative to fight leftwing extremism.
His remarks came as chief ministers of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states – Narendra Modi of Gujarat and Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh – praised the central government’s approach in fighting leftwing terrorism in India.