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Chouhan disappointed with PM on Anderson's extradition issue

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said he was "disappointed" that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not discuss the extradition issue of Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson and compensation for Bhopal gas disaster victims with US President Barack Obama.

bhopal Updated: Jun 30, 2010 15:43 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said he was "disappointed" that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not discuss the extradition issue of Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson and compensation for Bhopal gas disaster victims with US President Barack Obama.

"It was expected that the Prime Minister would discuss the Bhopal Gas Tragedy with Obama but he did not do so," Chouhan told reporters here.

Singh met Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Toronto.

Chouhan said it was insufficient for Singh to say that efforts would be made for the extradition of Anderson.

"I want to ask Singh who will make these efforts, when they would be made and what would be the process for them," he said adding that he was "extremely disappointed" with the approach of the Centre towards the Bhopal Gas Disaster.

The 89-year-old former UCC chief was declared an absconder in the case by a Bhopal court.

The BJP leader said he had written a letter to the PM drawing his attention to discrepancies in the recommendations made by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Gas tragedy.

It was not correct on the part of the GoM to recommend compensation and relief for only 40,000 gas victims. The recommendations do not do any justice, he said.