Visakhapatnam: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against privatisation of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. The resolution will be introduced in the budget session of the Assembly after the municipal elections.
Minister for transport and information, Perni Venkataramaiah Nani said in his media briefing after the cabinet meeting that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy visited Visakhapatnam and held lengthy discussions with trade union representatives and mass organisations on the privatization move.
The Chief Minister told them that he had already written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explore alternatives to the privatization and keep the steel plant in the public sector in the interest of the people of Andhra Pradesh. An MPs’ team was also sent to New Delhi to meet Central leaders and apprise them of the situation, he said.
“Keeping these in…