A day after Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to build a mega refinery at Nanar in Ratnagiri, the Shiv Sena reiterated that it would not let the project go through.
The Shiv Sena, which is part of the BJP-led ruling coalition in Maharashtra, has been consistently opposing the project along with the locals in Ratnagiri. Pradhan wanted to meet Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday in a bid to convince him to drop the opposition to the project, but Thackeray refused to meet him, said people aware of the matter.
“Uddhav Thackeray said that there was no point in meeting Pradhan as the government had already gone ahead and signed the MoU with the Saudi Arabian company behind the Sena’s back. He said that if you want to convince, go and convince the villagers in Nanar,” said one of the persons, who did not wish to be identified. Read More
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