Thackeray warns government over Jaitapur nuclear project

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday warned the Maharashtra government over the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project in the wake of Japan declaring nuclear emergency.

Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 21:33 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav
Thackeray on Thursday warned the Maharashtra government over the
proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project in the wake of Japan
declaring nuclear emergency and closing its atomic power plant
following the devastating earthquake.
"Japan had to declare nuclear emergency after the
earthquake and tsunami hit the country. But the state
government here is preparing to set up a nuclear power plant,"
Thackeray said while addressing a meeting of people affected
by the proposed plant.

Expressing his opposition to the nuclear power project
in the Konkan region, Thackeray said he would fight for the
locals.
"I want the issue to be solved peacefully. But if anyone
(govt) uses force, the protest would be intensified.
Unnecessary use of force will not be tolerated," he said.

PTI