Angry with the CM, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray asked Mr Parab to attack him, sources revealed.
Mumbai: After facing embarrassment from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Nanar refinery project on Monday, Shiv Sena MLA Anil Parab has dared the CM to go ahead with the project despite Sena’s opposition to it. He said that the Sena would oppose the government’s intent to go ahead with the project in “its own style”.
A row erupted between the two parties after the CM said that the government might go ahead with the project despite industries minister, Subhash Desai (Sena), saying he would cancel the notification for land acquisition for the project.
Angry with the CM, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray asked Mr Parab to attack him, sources revealed. Mr Parab started questioning the CM whether he would take a decision benefitting the BJP top brass or the Nanar residents. He pointed out that the government had already signed a MoU with UAE-based Aramco to whom 50 per cent ownership of the Nanar project was given.
Speaking to this newspaper, Mr Parab alleged that land was being acquired for the benefit of Aramco and not the Nanar locals. About Mr Desai’s claim that he would cancel land acquisition for the project and the CM refuting the same, Mr Parab said that as industries minister, Mr Desai had the power to cancel land acquisition even after appointment of a high-powered committee and that his powers had not been withdrawn.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik described the Sena decision to cancel land acquisition a “publicity stunt”.