Patna: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat
today demanded that the Congress tender an apology to the
country for allegedly providing safe passage to then head of
the Union Carbide, Warren Anderson after the Bhopal gas leak.
"The Congress should tender an apology to the nation
for giving safe passage to Warren Anderson," Karat, a Rajya
Sabha MP, told a public rally here.
She also demanded a comprehensive and independent
inquiry saying the Group of Ministers (GoM) set up by the UPA
government would not be able to probe the failure on the part
of the government, judiciary and other agencies.
"The UPA government has devised a tool in the form of
GoM to put sensitive issues on the back burner," Karat said.
She accused the NDA regime of serving the interests of
landlords by refusing to implement recommendations of the D
Bandyopadhyay Commission on land reforms in Bihar.
Addressing the rally taken out by the All India Kisan
Sabha and All India Agricultural Workers Union, the CPI(M)
politburo member alleged that Chief Minister Nitish Kuamr had
announced that Bandyopadhyay Commission recommendations would
not be implemented as he was under pressure of big landlords.
After becoming Chief Minister in 2005, Kumar had set
up the Land Reforms Commission under D Bandyopadhyay, credited
as a key architect of land reforms in West Bengal. The
commission submitted its report to the government in 2008.
Karat asked her party members to launch a movement
demanding implementation of the commission`s recommendations.