Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Workers Stage Massive Rally Against Privatization

Lilu Dhruw
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Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Workers Stage Massive Rally Against Privatization

On Sunday, amidst resounding chants and unwavering determination, over a thousand employees of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant embarked on a historic rally, marking the 1,116th day of their relentless agitation. Led by trade union leaders spanning various political affiliations, the spirited procession stretched over 23 kilometers, culminating near the Mahatma Gandhi statue close to the RTC Complex in the heart of Visakhapatnam city.

Organized by the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Samithi, the rally saw participation from leaders of numerous political parties, excluding the BJP. Mayor G Hari Venkata Kumari notably led the frontlines of the rally, symbolizing unity and solidarity among the workers. Expressing unwavering support on behalf of the YSRC party, Gajuwaka MLA Tippala Nagireddy stood in solidarity with the cause, although he did not physically partake in the rally.

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Former Gajuwaka MLA and Visakhapatnam district TD president, Palla Srinivasa Rao, lent his voice to the rally, vehemently opposing the policies of the NDA government alongside other trade union leaders. The presence of former CBI joint director V.V. Lakshminarayana and his allies added significant weight to the protest, highlighting the widespread concern over the fate of the steel plant.

Prominent figures such as CPI State joint secretary J.V. Satyanarayana Murthy, CITU state president Ch. Narsinga Rao, veteran trade union leader D. Adinarayana, and INTUC leader Neerukonda Ramachandra Rao graced the rally with their presence, underscoring the collective demand to rescind the proposal to privatize or merge the steel plant with the Steel Authority of India.

Ramachandra Rao, in a bold move, issued an ultimatum to Prime Minister Modi, urging him to revoke the privatization proposal or merger plans before the notification for the upcoming general elections. The rallying cry echoed through the streets, echoing the unwavering resolve of the workers to safeguard their livelihoods and the future of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

The resounding message from the rally reverberated across the city, serving as a powerful reminder of the collective strength and determination of the workers in their fight for justice and the preservation of their livelihoods.

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