Visakhapatnam North MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Tuesday urged all the MLAs and MPs to tender their resignations cutting across party lines and intensify agitation against the Union government’s move to privatize Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. This will grab the attention of the entire nation to the ongoing protests against VSP privatization and mount pressure on the Central Government to revive the plant, said Ganta who has tendered his resignation as MLA to the Speaker in protest against VSP privatization.
During an interactive meet with the media persons about the Steel plant issue, Ganta Srinivasa Rao said TDP would not field candidates in the constituencies where the YSRCP leaders resign. Stating further, he said, that the ruling party should chalk out a constructive strategy to intensify the agitation and assured that TDP and other political parties would extend support to it.
We have to protect the steel plant otherwise history will not excuse us. Everybody should own the responsibility to save the Visakhapatnam Steel plant from privatization,” Srinivasa Rao said. He said it was unfortunate that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy did not raise the VSP privatization issue when he got an opportunity to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The MLA suggested that Rajya Sabha member and prominent leader of YSRCP V Vijayasai Reddy should organize a padayatra in New Delhi and rope in other leaders to stop the privatization of the steel plant. Recalling that Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan met top BJP leaders in New Delhi, he said that it would make a difference if he participated in Joint Action Committee agitation at the Steel Plant’s main gate and send a strong message to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.