Gujarat Congress today alleged that the Modi government had allowed to bring for disposal toxic waste from Union Carbide's plant in Bhopal to an industrial area in Ahmedabad, but failed to do so due to pressure from locals and activists.
"Thanks to the fight by the activists and local people, the toxic waste was not brought to Ankleshwar industrial area for disposal," Congress's Arjun Modhvadia said in a press statement in Ahmedabad. "A local industrial group, which operates several plants in Ankleshwar, had signed a contract for disposal of the toxic waste from Bhopal. The state government had given permission to help that industrial group (in 2007)," Modhvadia claimed.
Moreover, he said the government-owned Gujarat Alkalies Ltd (GACL) had inked an MoU with Dow Chemicals, which had taken over Union Carbide.