India will demand the extradition of former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson from the US, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Saturday.
"We would request the US government for the extradition of Warren Anderson, Union Carbide CEO at the time of the Bhopal gas tragedy," said Mukherjee.
Anderson, 89, is now retired and lives in the US.
He headed the Union Carbide when the company's pesticide plant in Bhopal leaked gas December 2-3, 1984, killing over three thousand people instantly and many more later.
Mukherjee is on his first visit to the metropolis after the Trinamool Congress single-handedly overpowered the ruling Left Front in recently concluded civic polls.
When asked if there are chances of preponing the assembly elections salted for next year as demanded by the Trinamool Congress, he said, "This is the duty of the Election Commission to decide."