New Delhi : In a first from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sunday complimented Home Minister P. Chidambaram and his officials for their “swift and positive” approach to fighting terror.
“The response of the home minister and home secretary is swift and positive whenever there is a demand from the states,” Modi told reporters on the margins of the chief ministers’ conference on internal security.
The praise comes a day after Modi took a jibe at the central government over price rise.
BJP leaders have been targeting the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for being “soft” on terror.
The hostile attitude of “our neighbouring country”, Modi said, has made “security an important issue which needs to be taken seriously”.
However, the Gujarat chief minister was critical of the central government for not giving the nod to his state’s proposed anti-terror act – the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill.