15th May 2015 – MUMBAI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the Shiv Sena MPs not to oppose the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Project in Maharashtras Ratnagiri district, the party on Thursday decided to continue its objection to the project in a more aggressive way.
Uddhav Thackeray Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with the party leaders as well as the MPs at his residence to discuss several issues. MP Arvind Sawant said that the party has decided to continue its opposition to the Jaitapur project.The Shiv Sena has been opposing the project since 2008, when the proposal was made, on the grounds that it will damage the environment and subsequently livelihood of the local fishermen. The party also maintained that it was against some of the provisions of the proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) to be implemented from April 2016…
The MPS also raised the issue of nuclear waste before the Prime Minister.
The European countries too are facing the problem of nuclear waste. How are we going to deal with it? Desai asked. The Shiv Sena has been opposing the project ever since the proposal was mooted.