Raj Thackeray opposes Nanar oil refinery project

raj-thackeray-pti [File] MNS chief Raj Thackeray | PTI

Close on the heels of Shiv Sena and Narayan Rane, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today announced his firm opposition to Nanar oil refinery complex project in the ecologically sensitive Ratnagiri district.

Raj Thackeray's opposition to the project comes a day after villagers affected by the project met him yesterday at his residence in Mumbai.

Speaking at a public rally today evening, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief said that he will not allow the project to come up at Nanar.

"We will not allow it. Take it wherever you want, take the project to moon, but not in Nanar," said Raj Thackeray.

Mocking chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Thackeray said that the CM is now worried that if the project does not come up at Nanar then it will go to Gujarat. "Why Gujarat, is that the only state left. Why not in Goa, Kerala or Andhra Pradesh," asked Thackeray.

MNS chief also criticised the BJP and said that the BJP was supporting rapists. "Whoever the rapists may be they deserve death, they should be stoned. We need laws like Saudi Arabia to deal with rapists," said Thackeray.

Before his speech Thackeray handed over keys of 100 auto rickshaws to a group of women for self employment.