10 Km Human Chain Chants Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Not for Sale
Employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, their family members and displaced persons on Sunday organised over 10-km long human chain to protest against the Central government’s decision to privatise the steel plant. Nearly 10,000 took part in the programme from Aganampudi to Akkireddypalem in the steel plant area, raising slogan, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Not for Sale, against privatisation to mark the completion of 200-days of protests.
Ukku Parirakshana Committee leaders Ch Narasinga Rao, D Adinarayana, Mantri Rajasekhar, J Ayodhyaram, Gandham Venkatarao, former TDP MLA Palla Srinivasa Rao, Jana Sena Party leader Kona Tatarao, YSRCP leader Tippala Deven Reddy and others led the protests.
The convener of the committee Mr J Ayodhya Ram said the stir against the Centre will continue with the same spirit until the decision against VSP's strategic sale is withdrawn and they will not allow those who are planning to sell and buy the plant to enter Visakhapatnam.
Committee chairman Mr D Adinarayana warned that protests would be intensified in various forms in the coming days in Vizag city as well as in other parts of the state and in Delhi, too.
Committee members Mr G Venkata Rao and Mr V Srinivas said private management representatives will not be allowed into the company at any cost as VSP is the pride of Vizag and Andhra Pradesh