'India trying for Anderson's extradition'



`India trying for Anderson`s extradition` Kolkata: India is trying for the extradition of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Saturday.

"We are trying," Mukherjee said when asked whether India was trying for his extradition.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a symposium on compliance management, governance and financial markets here.

‘For EC to decide on WB polls’

Meanwhile, virtually putting the ball in the Election Commission's court on the issue of advancing the 2011 West Bengal Assembly Elections, Pranab Mukherjee said it is a constitutional problem and the poll panel has to take a decision.

"It is not a matter of the party. It's a constitutional provision. The Trinamool Congress has demanded early polls because the ruling party has lost successive elections. That's the rationality of demanding. Election Commission has to decide it," the Finance Minister told reporters when asked about Congress's views on early polls as demanded by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

Banerjee had demanded advancing of assembly elections after her party routed the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the recent civic elections.

PTI