Protesters Wont Allow RINL Sale Advisors Entry inside Plant
Express News Service reported that the agitation against the strategic sale of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd, being spearheaded by Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, gained further momentum with a large number of steel workers laying siege to the Vizag steel plant’s administrative block on Tuesday. Braving the rain, they picketed the building for over three hours, and did not allow officials, employees and workers to enter it apart from restricting vehicular movement in the area. The entire area reverberated with ‘Visakha Ukku Andhrula Hakku’ and ‘Modi Hatao Steel Plant Bachao’ slogans by the steel plant workers. Addressing them, the porata committee leaders warned the steel plant management that they will not allow any advisors appointed by the Centre for the 100 per cent disinvestment of RINL to enter the steel plant.
They warned “The privatisation is a grand plan by the BJP government to hand over the steel plant to the party’s henchmen. Telugu people will not stay quiet if the plant, which has been providing succour to over a lakh people, is privatised.”
They added the agitation is gaining strength with each passing day and they will not let the government to go ahead with its plan.