Protests intensify as Centre expedites Vizag Metal Plant privatisation- The New Indian Categorical

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VISAKHAPATNAM: The choice of the Division of Funding and Public Asset Administration (DIPAM) newest to rent authorized and transaction advisors to organize a highway map for privatisation of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Restricted (RINL) triggered immediate protests by the Visakhapatnam Metal Plant staff as they staged an impromptu dharna on the metal plant predominant gate in Vizag on Thursday. 

The dharna, which started at 8 am, continued for over two-and-a-half hours and agitating staff unions leaders led by Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee staged a sit-in and even employees and staff of ‘A shift’ weren’t allowed to enter the plant. A big contingent of police and CISF personnel have been deployed to forestall any untoward incident. 

Although rigidity prevailed attributable to dharna, it handed off peacefully with either side sustaining utmost restraint. Porata committee leaders declared that they’d intensify their agitation in order that the Centre revisits its resolution to privatise the plant. They raised slogans towards the BJP authorities for attempting to destroy nationwide belongings like PSUs. They warned that they won’t let anybody who needs to purchase RINL enter Visakhapatnam.

Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Committee chairman D Adinarayana stated regardless of resistance and opposition from individuals, the Modi authorities was going forward with its privatisation plan. He stated they need to take the agitation to Delhi and as part of it, a delegation comprising all unions will go to Delhi. 

Talking on the dharna, CPM ground chief in GVMC B Ganga Rao stated all events, barring the BJP, have been opposing the privatisation of the metal plant. He stated the state authorities ought to intervene to combat for cover of the PSU. He demanded that the state authorities convene an all-party meet instantly to chalk out a statewide agitation. He stated the state authorities ought to condemn the Centre’ actions. CPI nationwide chief Okay Narayana will go to the relay starvation strike camp at Kurmannapalem on Friday. 

PIL in AP HC towards resolution to privatise VSP  

A public curiosity litigation (PIL) was filed within the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Court docket on Thursday difficult the Central authorities’s resolution to privatise Visakhapatnam Metal Plant. The Excessive Court docket issued notices to each State and Central governments. 

Mega rally in Vizag  tomorrow

A mega rally might be taken out on July 10 from Saraswati Park protesting towards the metal plant privatisation. All celebration staff unions and praja sanghala state leaders will take part within the rally to step up the agitation. Leaders of all-party staff unions and praja sanghala JAC staged a dharna close to GVMC workplace protesting towards the most recent privatisation strikes of DIPAM.

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