Monday, November 15, 2010

Don't know who was our minister when Anderson left: MEA

The external affairs ministry does not know who was its minister in December, 1984 when Bhopal Gas tragedy accused Warren Anderson, the then Union Carbide chief, left the country after securing bail. In a strange reply, the ministry has said the question who held the charge of external affairs Bhopal victims oppose govt stand ministry in December 1984 relates to chemical and fertilisers ministry and referred the same to the cabinet secretariat for providing the answer. "Since the subject matters raised on these points pertain to the functioning of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, points (4) and (5) of the application are transferred under section 6 (3)(ii) of the RTI Act, 2005 for necessary action," joint secretary in the ministry, Debraj Pradhan said while transferring the application to cabinet secretariat.

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