Sena should not expect negotiations on Jaitapur: Ajit Pawar

Ridiculing Shiv Sena`s opposition to the Jaitapur nuclear power project, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today said the party should not expect any negotiations from the government.

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 23:06 PM IST

Mumbai: Ridiculing Shiv Sena`s opposition to
the Jaitapur nuclear power project, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today said the party should not expect any negotiations from the government.

"It is usually expected by a political party that the
concerned government or the company would negotiate with it
following the protest. But Jaitapur is the Centre`s project
and no one would come from the Centre to talk to them (Sena)," Pawar said at a press conference here.
He appealed to Sena to stop the agitation against the
project, in the interests of the state.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that he was open to
discuss the issue any time, but there was no need to
reconsider the project.

Chavan said that the wife of Tabrez Sayekar, who was
killed in police firing during a protest near Jaitapur, had
written to him. "I am ready to meet anyone on the issue.
misunderstandings about (project`s) impact on fishing in the
area near Jaitapur were spread deliberately, he said.

PTI