The Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee (VUPPC) gave a call for statewide bandh on March 5, opposing privatisation of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). Left parties, trade unions and people’s organisations have extended support for the shutdown.
The VUPPC leaders sought support of all political parties to make bandh a grand success. They also made an appeal to commercial organisations and business establishments to extend support for the bandh.
The CPM state secretary Madhu said that they will not allow disinvestment in the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant at any cost.
The Central Government decided to sell majority stake in the VSP to private corporate firms.