Legislative Assembly adjourned for 3rd day over Nanar issue

Nagpur: Despite Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ assurance in the Legislative Assembly that the Nanar project won’t be forced on people, opposition Congress-NCP and ally Shiv Sena continued the uproar in the House on the Nanar issue for the third consecutive day.

The House witnessed three adjournments- twice for 15 minutes and once for ten minutes- before it was adjourned for the day as members of the opposition and Shiv Sena trooped into the well of the House shouting slogans seeking withdrawal of the land acquisition notification and scrapping of the project.

After the Question Hour, Fadnavis told the House that the West Coast Refinery was in the country’s interest and the state government will take everyone on board before going ahead with the project at Nanar in Ratnagiri district.

After the house was adjourned for the third time for ten minutes, the proceedings resumed. The Gram Panchayats Amendment Bill was introduced for the passage amid din.

Jayant Patil said there was a contradiction in the Sena’s stand as its members were opposing the government, but party minister Sanjay Rathod was moving the bill. The bill was approved by a voice vote and the House was adjourned for the day.