BJP targets Dikshit Govt on scrap mkt fire, radiation issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 00:07
New Delhi: Charging the Delhi government with "incompetence" in handling a major fire at a plastic scrap market and the leak of radioactive material in the national capital, BJP today alleged both incidents "exposed" its failure in handling emergency situations.

"It took almost a week to detect the radioactive leak in Mayapuri area. Experts from Mumbai had to be called to find the cause of the radiation. The incident exposed the poor response in dealing with such incidents," senior BJP leader V K Malhotra said.

Claiming that "no proper disaster management mechanism is in place in the city", he also demanded a thorough probe to find out how the radioactive material had made its way to the scrap dealer's shop.

He also criticised the government for yesterday's fire at a plastic scrap market in north-west Delhi that engulfed an area more than one-km long.


First Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 00:07

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