Learn from Obama admin in handling disasters: CPM to govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 21:46

New Delhi: Telling the government to take a
cue from the Obama administration in handling disasters, the
CPI(M) today asked it to immediately start the process of
pinning the responsibility of the Bhopal gas disaster on Dow
Chemicals and get maximum compensation for the victims.

"Our government should take a cue from the Barack
Obama administration which has put the entire onus of the oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico on British Petroleum and sought
USD 20 billion," party leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters
here.

"Why waste time? Start the proceedings against Dow
Chemicals right now", he said when asked if the government
should raise the issue with the US President when he
visits India later this year.

The process of putting the responsibility on Dow
Chemicals, which now owns Union Carbide, and seeking
compensation from it should be started immediately, he
demanded.

Dow should also be asked to clear the entire toxic
waste which is still lying in the Bhopal plant site, Yechury
added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 21:46

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