The Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy reiterated his government’s stand on privatising the Visakha Steel Plant.
Addressing media conference in New Delhi today, Kishan Reddy made it clear that the government would abide by its policy of privitising the PSUs running under losses.
“We cannot run an industry that is in losses”, said the Minister adding that “the Centre may consider if the state government comes forward with a concrete proposal to run the unit on its own”.
Referring to the public agitations over the privatisation move, Kishan Reddy said expressing resentment is the constitutional right of the citizens. “We have no objection for that as long as agitation goes peacefully”, he clarified.
Further pointing out the support extended by the Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao to the ongoing Steel Plant agitation, the Union Minister advised KTR to first look after his state affairs before meddling in the neighbour’s affairs. “He has become a defacto CM. I don’t understand in what capacity he is controlling various government departments”, he questioned.
He further charged that KTR and his team is resorting to false propoganda against central government with malafide intention to defame Modi government alleging that Modi would sell off even the States.