Left to raise Bhopal gas tragedy case in Parliament

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 21:59

Kolkata: The ruling Left Front in West Bengal
today appealed to all MPs from the state to oppose in
Parliament the way the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case was handled and
expose the Union Carbide.

"In the interest of all, we urge all elected members in
the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to oppose the way case was dealt
with and expose the Union Carbide," Left Front chairman Biman
Bose told a press conference here.

He said CBI findings in the case were not taken seriously
and the then chairman of Union Carbide Warren Anderson was let
off scot free.

Bose said former Union Carbide India Chairman Keshub
Mahindra and seven others got away with light sentence because
of the manner in which the case was handled by the government.

He said stricter punishment could have been given in such
a serious case, but the matter was not taken up properly.

Left MPs would also oppose the Civil Nuclear Liability
Bill and, without naming the Trinamool Congress, he urged its
MPs to take a stand against it.

"We are appealing to them in the interest of
`ma-mati-manush` to oppose the Bill," he said in an obvious
reference to Trinamool Congress MPs.

"It should be opposed by all LF members in the Lok Sabha
and Rajya Sabha, besides all elected members from West
Bengal," Bose said.

The Left would also take up programmes against price rise
and to strengthen food security.

The PDS system should also be strengthened to prevent
surplus foodgrains from going waste, he added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 21:59

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