Could the warring Thackeray cousins find common ground in the Nanar refinery project? Farmers from villages where the Rs 3-trillion refinery is planned to be set up in Ratnagiri district met MNS chief Raj Thackeray, asking for support to their agitation against the mega refinery.
Raj is said to have assured them of full support and a visit to Nanar soon.
“We are meeting all political leaders who had told us that they were against the project and had expressed their support to farmers. So, we met MNS chief Raj Thackeray, too. He assured us of his full support. He said he would visit Nanar soon to back us,” said Ashok Walam, president of the Konkan Anti-Refinery Action Committee, who is leading the protests. The farmers also met Congress leaders, including state president Ashok Chavan.
“Rajsaheb has promised support to the Nanar farmers. He will begin his statewide tour on May 1, during which he will visit the Konkan region and meet the farmers there. The MNS will not let farmers suffer,” said MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande. Read More