YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) North Constituency Coordinator KK Raju has said that the state government and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) have already clarified their stand against privatization of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). Addressing a media conference here on Friday, Mr. Raju said that party general secretary and Rajya Sabha member V.V. Vijaya Sai Reddy will start the march for security of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) from Gandhi Statue, near GVMC, at 8 pm. On saturday
The 25 km trek will pass through Aslametta, Railway New Colony, Thatikhalapalam, Marripalem, NAD Kotha Road Junction, Sheela Nagar and Gajuwaka. The padyatra will conclude at a public meeting at the steel plant gate near Kurmanapalem. Mr. Raju expressed confidence that the Center would rescind its decision and VSP would be continued in the public sector. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has already clarified that POSCO had come to the state to set up steel plants at other places like Kadapa, Nizampatnam or Bhavanapadu but not Visakhapatnam.
He alleged that the opposition was involved in a false campaign that the state government was welcoming POSCO to the VSP. He called upon all people to participate in a ‘padayatra’ to save the steel plant. He said that ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, trade union leaders and people from various sections were expected to attend the meeting.
YSRCP leaders Ravi Reddy and Sridhar Reddy were present at the media conference.