Anderson escape: 'Arjun alone not responsible'



Raipur: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh alone cannot be held responsible for letting Bhopal gas tragedy accused and former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson out of the country.

"Arjun Singh alone cannot be held responsible for letting Anderson out of the country. The then Central Government and some senior leaders of Congress party too are responsible for it," Sushma, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, told reporters here.

She also claimed that the UPA government was not serious about Anderson's extradition.

"Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Veerappa Moily have different views on the issue. While Moily has said Anderson would be extradited, Mukherjee has justified the decision to let Anderson leave India," Sushma said.

To a query, she said the party was yet to discuss the issue of return of Uma Bharti to BJP.

-PTI