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Jagan seeks early appointment with PM to salvage Vizag steel plant

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Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy reviews a meeting regarding COVID-19, (Coronavirus), in Hyderabad on April 4, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Following Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman vowing to 100 per cent privatise the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an appointment to explain and convince him to stall the sale process.

“I request you to kindly give me an appointment to explain all the options as narrated above, to revive and put RINL, Visakhapatnam back on track,” wrote Reddy.

He offered to bring an all-party delegation including the representatives of trade unions to represent their concerns directly to Modi.

Panicked by Sitharaman’s categorical clarification in the Parliament on Monday, the CM sought Modi’s early appointment and reminded his letter to him a month ago.

Reddy recalled the suggestions he doled out to the PM and also the Union Minister of Steel to revive the steel plant and make it strong financially.