The Chief Ministers’ Conference on internal security, scheduled to be held on January 31, has been deferred, apparently due to the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and non-availability of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The Chief Minister’s Conference on internal security and left-wing extremism issues scheduled to be on January 31 stands postponed. The next schedule of the conference will be intimated in due course,” a Home Ministry spokesperson said.
No reason has been cited for postponement of the meeting but sources said logistical difficulties to organise the conference ahead of the February 7 election to the Delhi Assembly and the Prime Minister’s non-availability on January 31 could be the reason behind the decision.
The conference, which is to be convened for the first time after the NDA government came to power in May 2014, is now likely to be held in the second half of February.
It would see participation of Chief Ministers of all states and Lieutenant Governors of Union territories. It would discuss all issues concerning the security situation in the country.
Threat from Jehadi outfits, cross-border terrorism, radicalisation of youth through Internet and social networking sites are some of the key issues to be discussed in the day-long event.
Left-wing extremism, considered to be the biggest security challenge in the country, activities of militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir, insurgency in the Northeast and communal situation will also be discussed threadbare.