Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written to all the non-Congress Chief Ministers, requesting them to oppose the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011.
In a statement, Ms. Jayalalithaa said it had been reported in the media that the Centre was planning to introduce the Bill in the current session of Parliament. She charged that the Bill, in the garb of preventing communal and targeted violence, was another blatant attempt by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre to totally bypass the State governments and invest all powers with the Central government.
“Look at the real intentions”
A copy of her press statement on the “real motives” behind the Bill has been sent to all the non-Congress, non-DMK MPs. She appealed to all right-thinking political parties and MPs to look at the real intentions of the UPA government in having piloted the Bill and unite in throwing this Bill out at the introduction stage itself.