TDP deputies refuse to sign a note against the privatization of the Vizag steelworks
Posted: Posted Date – 6:45 PM, Sat – Apr 2, 22
Amaravati: MPs from the Telugu Desam party refusing to sign the memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the withdrawal of the decision to privatize the steel mill in Visakhapatnamj, shocking opposition parties who had been battling over the issue for more than a month. a year.
YSR Rajya Sabha Congress Party Member V.Vijay Sai Reddy had asked TDP MPs K. Rammohan Naidu, Kesineni Nani, Galla Jayadev and K. Varaprasad to sign the memorandum but the latter refused to sign it though. that up to 120 MPs from several opposition parties like DMK, Trinamool Congress, CPI, Shivsena, IUML, RJD, BJD, CPM, NCP, NC, MIM, ALP, RSP and KC(M) in addition to YSRCP y appended their signatures.
The YSRCP, which has always been criticized by the TDP on the issue of the steel mills, claiming that the former did not put enough pressure on the Center to revoke the privatization decision, took the TDP’s support for granted on the issue. since public sentiment is involved in protecting the Vizag steelworks. However, with the TDP refusing to join, the YSRCP leaders noted that the TDP national chairman, N. Chandrababu, was not at all sincere in saving the steel plant.
In the memorandum submitted on March 31, MPs said that, crossing all party lines, they had come with the request to reconsider the unfortunate decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last year to divestment of the Centre’s 100% stake – that is, the full privatization of the steel plant from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. (RINL)-Visakhapatnam.
They pointed out that the Center has only invested Rs 4,900 crore in the plant but so far the company has paid Rs 45,000 crore to the Indian government in taxes from the year 1993 and appealed to reconsider the decision keeping in mind the interests of the nation, the factory employees and respecting the feelings of the Telugu speaking people.
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