Bhopal gas tragedy: 'I have no locus standi on this issue'

Updated - December 04, 2021 10:52 pm IST

Published - June 19, 2010 12:04 pm IST - New Delhi

Activists tie black balloons to posters of former Union Carbide Chairman Warren Anderson and the then CM of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh during a protest rally in Bhopal. File Photo: A.M. Faruqui

Activists tie black balloons to posters of former Union Carbide Chairman Warren Anderson and the then CM of Madhya Pradesh Arjun Singh during a protest rally in Bhopal. File Photo: A.M. Faruqui

Senior Congress leader Arjun Singh, who is in the eye of a storm over the issue of safe passage given to the then UCC Chairman Warren Anderson in the wake of the Bhopal gas tragedy, has sought to lob the ball in the Centre’s court and the party declined to join issue.

“I have no locus standi on this issue,” Mr. Singh, who was then the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh when the Bhopal Gas tragedy occurred was quoted as saying in a newspaper here, breaking his two-week long silence on Anderson’s exit.

Congress, which has so far been targeting Mr. Arjun Singh, however, declined to comment on his remarks.

“GoM is looking into the whole matter and the party has nothing to say. The party has already said whatever it had to say on the issue,” AICC General Secretary and media department in-charge Janardhan Dwivedi said, when asked to comment on Mr. Singh’s remarks published in the newspaper.

Mr. Singh has also indicated that his autobiography, on which he is working, will have details, the newspaper said.

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