Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday said he was "disappointed" that
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not discuss the extradition
issue of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson and compensation
for Bhopal gas disaster victims with US President Barack
"It was expected that the Prime Minister would discuss
the Bhopal gas tragedy with Obama but he did not do so,"
Chouhan told reporters here.
Singh met Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in
Chouhan said it was insufficient for Singh to say that
efforts would be made for the extradition of Anderson.
"I want to ask Singh who will make these efforts, when
they would be made and what would be the process for them,"
he said, adding that he was "extremely disappointed" with the
approach of the Centre towards the Bhopal gas disaster.
The 89-year-old former UCC chief was declared an
absconder in the case by a Bhopal court.
The BJP leader said he had written a letter to the PM
drawing his attention to discrepancies in the recommendations
made by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the gas tragedy.
It was not correct on the part of the GoM to recommend
compensation and relief for only 40,000 gas victims. The
recommendations do not do any justice, he said.
Chouhan meanwhile said his government will
set up a one-member investigation commission to look into all
issues concerned with the Bhopal gas disaster.
He said the issues and other things to be placed before
the Commission will be decided soon.
The Commission will be headed by a retired judge of
the High Court, whose name will be announced later, he added.
The report will be submitted within a fixed time
frame, the chief minister stated.