Boycott Olympics if Dow stays, says ChouhanJanuary 29th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 29 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sunday demanded that India should boycott the London Olympics if Dow Chemicals remains a sponsor.
“India is now an economic superpower and not a weak country. Either Dow should be removed from the sponsorship of Olympics or India should not participate,” he told reporters here.
“How can India remain silent on the issue? The centre should talk clearly to them,” Chouhan said, referring to the London organisers.
Chouhan has come out strongly against Dow, which bought over Union Carbide India Ltd, which killed thousands in Bhopal in December 1984 when poisonous gas leaked from its pesticide plant.
Dow’s sponsorship of the London Olympics has become a major controversy across the world.
- Protest Dow's sponsorship of London Olympics, Chouhan urges Maken - Nov 24, 2011
- 'Parallel Games for disabled if Dow sponsors London Olympics' - Aug 08, 2011
- IOA to convey concern of Bhopal victims to London organisers - Dec 06, 2011
- IOA president asks IOC to remove Dow as Olympics sponsor - Dec 20, 2011
- Olympics boycott is on the table, claims Bhopal NGO - Feb 27, 2012
- Paralympics urge to cancel Dow Chemicals sponsor - Feb 01, 2012
- Bhopal victims write to PM on Dow sponsoring London Olympics - Aug 11, 2011
- Sebastian Coe's effigy burnt on Bhopal gas tragedy's 27th anniversary - Dec 02, 2011
- We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister - Apr 20, 2012
- IOC defends Dow, will remain Olympic sponsor - Feb 16, 2012
- IOA not to boycott London Olympics, to protest against Dow - Dec 15, 2011
- Bhopal survivors burn effigy of IOC president - Feb 19, 2012
- Don't participate in London Olympics: Aslam Sher Khan - Dec 14, 2011
- India has not asked athletes to boycott Olympics: Maken - Mar 29, 2012
- Bhopal gas survivors to stop trains on 27th anniversary - Nov 25, 2011
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