PM must raise Bhopal tragedy issue on Obama`s India visit: BJP
BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Thursday demanded that the Centre to takes up the issue of 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his forthcoming visit to India.
Bhopal: BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Thursday
demanded that the Centre to takes up the issue of 1984 Bhopal
Gas Tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his
forthcoming visit to India.
"I call upon the Government to raise the issue of Bhopal
Gas Tragedy with the US President during his visit to India.
Though the Prime Minister did not take it up during his last
visit to the US, he will get another chance to do so this
time," Gadkari told reporters.
"The PM should take up the issue with full vigour and
seek his cooperation in extradition of those responsible for
the tragedy," he said, adding or else the Opposition leaders
during their courtesy meet will certainly raise the issue with
the visiting dignitary.
Gadkari also demanded a "white paper" on the disaster.
Advocating for enhanced compensation to the tragedy
victims, he said they must get at least Rs 5,000 crore so that
the survivors are rehabilitated properly.
He said 26 years have passed since the tragedy, killing
over 20,000 people and maiming other five lakhs, but till date
no one has been held responsible for it.
Praising Madhya Pradesh Government for constituting a
judicial commission to probe the circumstances in which those
responsible for the tragedy were allowed to leave the country
without any liability, Gadkari demanded that the truth behind
the entire episode should be made public.