A senior bureaucrat also said the government does not want to lose out on the project, and may start the land acquisition after the polls.
Konkan farmers have also been concerned about anything that would impact the world-famous Alphonso mangoes that grows in the region.
The project, to come up at Babulwadi village, would be the world's largest green-field refinery-cum-petrochemical complex when commissioned.
The Sena also said that laying a brick for the USD 44 billion mega refinery project at Nanar in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra would be akin to laying the foundation stone for a cancer hospital.
Fadnavis in turn told the Shiv Sena ministers that a proper action will be initiated at an appropriate time considering the best interests of the people of Maharashtra, defusing tensions.
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Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai declared at the public meeting that he is cancelling the said notification while Fadnavis made it clear that that he did not have powers to make such decisions.