Recent media reports say that RINL VSP’s about 13,000 employees under the aegis of the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, VUPPC, intensifying the ongoing agitation against the strategic sale of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant will go on a day-long mass boycott of work on 11 November, when Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi will arrive in the city. VUPPC chairman Mr Adinarayana told the media that the VSP workers working in three shifts would not attend to their duties. He said “This is the only way we can step up our agitation that has completed 650 days and bring the issue to the notice of the Prime Minister. The Centre is slowly killing the steel plant by bringing down the production to 50% of its capacity. Chief Minister Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy must take up the issue with Mr Modi. It is a State issue now and it should be addressed by the Chief Minister” Besides, the workers and their family members will attend the hunger strike camp at Kurmannapalem Junction The workers started sporting black badges from 10 November and the meeting at Kurmannapalem will continue till Saturday Incidentally, boycott of work will be the 639th protest VSP workers will be holding ever since 3 February 2021, the day they started their agitation against privatization of the steel plant, established after a struggle of over two decades.