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Arjun Singh, others responsible for Anderson's escape: Sushma

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today said the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh alone can not be held responsible for letting Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide at the time of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, out of the country.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2010 19:04 IST

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh alone can not be held responsible for letting Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide at the time of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, out of the country.

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

She also said the UPA government is 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.

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