Saturday, January 19, 2019
News

MNS activists attacks Nanar refinery complex office in Mumbai

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Mumbai | Monday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
A group of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists on Monday afternoon vandalized the offices of the proposed Nanar refinery project coming up in Ratnagiri district with Saudi Arabian collaboration, police said.

Around half a dozen MNS workers barged into the Nanar office in Tardeo, enquired whether they were at the correct address and then started vandalising the premises.

They targeted the furnitures and fitting, glass doors, cabins and other things inside the office even as the security guards attempted to stop them.

After the brief attack lasting a few minutes, the MNS workers escaped, shouting anti-Nanar slogans, even as a video on the incident went viral on social media networks.

The development came the day after MNS President Raj Thackeray categorically declared in a public meeting on Sunday night that his party would not permit the Nanar project to come up in the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra.

He also questioned why Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was threatening that if protests against it continued, the project would be shifted to Gujarat.

"Why only Gujarat? Why not Goa or Kerala or Tamil Nadu or any other state in India? What is the reason for this?" he asked.

Earlier on Monday, the Shiv Sena also questioned Fadnavis' "threats" and said instead of condemning the beautiful Konkan to such poisonous projects like earlier Enron, then Jaitapur and now Nanar, the state could consider setting it up in a backward region like Marathwada or Vidarbha.

On April 11, a consortium comprising three major Indian oil marketing companies - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL signed a MoU with Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) for setting up an integrated oil refinery and petroleum products complex in the eco-sensitive Ratnagiri.

When completed, the Rs 3 trillion complex at Nanar will be the world's biggest single-location oil refinery project with a capacity to process 60 million tonnes annually.

The project however has elicited strong protests from locals united under the Konkan Refinery Shetkari-Machhimar Sangharsh Samiti and Refinery Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti, who have secured backing of all major political parties in the state barring the ruling BJP.

--IANS qn/vd

( 360 Words)

2018-04-16-18:16:08 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
US dollar rises on China-US trade optimi...
Facebook releases Messenger redesign on ...
India-Africa ties to redefine internatio...
Media must rebuild trust, credibility in...
Microsoft launches e-commerce portal for...
Gahlaut Buildcon ventures into entertain...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Fresh hike in fuel prices on Saturday...
Kumaraswamy questions Modi's commitment ...
2 women make second attempt to enter Sab...
IRCTC scam: Delhi Court reserves order o...
BJP MLAs to return to Karnataka from Gur...
Himachal sees rise in mercury, more snow...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
My family has brought me up as a fe... 
Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit i... 
TV has been a home for me: Neelu Ko... 
Teasing your partner playfully can ... 
Guru Randhawa may go on Pakistan mu... 
Tibetans travelling on Chinese pass... 
Modi regime testing time for India'... 
Tens of thousands attend Bengal's m...