Sanjay Raut On Barsu Refinery Project: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday (April 29) alleged that the people of Barsu village in Ratnagiri district are being brutally attacked by the police for an ‘Islamic’ oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. . He said that this situation is when there is a ‘Hindutvadi’ government in the state.
Raut said in Mumbai that there is no coordination between Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the proposed refinery. His remarks came a day after police fired tear gas shells and detained Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Vinayak Raut to disperse villagers protesting against the project at Barsu and Solgaon in Rajpur tehsil.
‘Government has Hindutva’
At the same time, on Tuesday, about 100 people who were opposing the project were detained. Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena is supporting the protesters. Rajya Sabha member Raut said that there is no coordination in the government. In the case of Barsu, there is coordination only between the Saudi Arabian company (an Islamic company) and the Hindutva government. Marathi manush, Bhumiputras of Ratnagiri are being attacked for Islamic refinery. This is their (government’s) Hindutva’
Raut insisted that there is no difference of opinion within the party in the case of Barsu. Please tell that local MLA and Shiv Sena (UBT) member Ranjan Salvi has openly supported the project.
What did CM Eknath Shinde say?
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Thursday (April 27) that the refinery project at Barsu in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra would go ahead only after the consent of the local residents and no force would be used in this regard.
Residents of Barsu village of Rajapur tehsil in Ratnagiri, about 400 km from Mumbai, are opposing the setting up of a refinery-petrochemical complex, estimated to cost several thousand crores. Residents claim that this plant will destroy the ecosystem of the coastal region.
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