MP Govt demands urgent meeting of GoM on Bhopal tragedy
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Last Updated: Monday, June 14, 2010, 22:51
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Government today demanded an urgent meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, on the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The ruling BJP in the state also sought reconstitution of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust.

In a letter to Chidambaram, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Babulal Gaur said in the light of the June 7 judgement in the 1984 case, the GoM should urgently call a meeting to discuss the issue and recommend suitable action against the accused, especially former Union Carbide Corporation Chairman Warren Anderson.

He also demanded reconstitution of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust, headed by former CJI A M Ahmedi, in view of the fact that majority of its members are not from Bhopal.

The trust members should include the Chief Minister, Gas Tragedy Relief Minister and elected representatives of the the city. The GoM should approach the Supreme Court, on whose direction the trust was formed, in this regard, Gaur said.

Issues like Rs 982.75-crore rehabilitation scheme and construction of a memorial with an estimated cost of Rs 116 crore should be taken up immediately by the GoM to heal the wounds of the gas-affected people, he said.


First Published: Monday, June 14, 2010, 22:51

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