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Won't let BJP spoil Konkan: Uddhav Thackeray

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

slammed the Prime Minister Modi-led on Sunday over the in Konkan region of Maharashtra, saying that they would not let the party spoil Konkan and its beauty.

Pointing that the were "forcibly established" in Maharashtra, Thackeray said that Gujarat, on the other hand, was reaping such benefits of development as the bullet train project.

"will not allow to spoil Konkan and its beauty and make prosperous", Thackeray said at Global Konkan Mahotsav in Navi Mumbai's CIDCO exhibition centre.

The was referring to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project and the Refinery and Petrochemical project proposed to go on floors in district along the Konkan coast of

"Appeals are made that development projects should not be opposed but why hazardous projects in Konkan? Shift these projects to somewhere else, who is preventing you?" asked Thackeray and added, "Mumbai, our Mumbai is not only the capital of but was recognised as the financial center of the country, but now is being made as the new business center."

The Shiv Sena has been opposing both projects citing these are hazardous to the as well as detrimental to the health of residents of the region.

"People are here, they have also their opinion, have you asked them what these people want? Every area has their own MPs and MLAs, and if their opinion is not taken or heard for development projects of their constituencies, then what is the point?" asked Thackeray.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 00:10 IST