Huge response for Saireddy Padayatra
V.Vijaysai Reddy has initiated Padayatra in Visakhapatnam to protect the Visakha steel plant from the threat of privatization. This yatra has drawn huge support from the public and thousands of locals have participated in the procession. On the morning of Saturday, the yatra was kickstarted at Mahatma Gandhi statue near by Muncipal corporation office.
‘VisakhaUkkuParirakshanaPorataYatra’ began in Visakhapatnam with the support of the all-party leaders and trade unions. Holding placards, huge number of politicians including MLAs, division level cadre including ministers like Avanthi Srinivas and Dharmaka Krishna Da also participated in the yatra. Responding to the statements made by the Opposition that the state government is not taking the steel plant issue forward to Delhi and are confined to ‘empty promises’, Vijayasai Reddy made it clear that the fight against the steel factories privatisation will continue both inside and outside the Parliament with the guidance of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. The MP called for combined efforts to save Visakhapatnam Steel Plant from strategic sale. “YSRCP will continue its protest until the Centre takes back its proposal of privatisation of VSP,” the MP said. From RTC Complex, the trek, that drew large participants, will pass through Thatichetlapalem, Marripalem, NAD, Old Gajuwaka, BHPV area and Kurmannapalem, covering five constituencies. Those who participated in the yatra said that their collective fight will continue until the Centre withdraws its decision to privatise the steel plant.