Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is expected to discuss several issues, including privatisation of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and financial assistance to AP, during the meeting.
The High Court recorded the statement and said that in view of the Management of VSP making its stance clear, the final hearing will be held on February 2.
Madhav said that the saffron party will participate in an all-party meet if they are invited by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Jana Sena and Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee have been making elaborate arrangements for Pawan Kalyan’s meeting on the road leading to the steel plant main gate.
The Porata committee will hold a total blockade of all seven gates of the plant and will lay siege to the administrative building from 8 am on Thursday.
According to port chairman K Ramamohana Rao, the port achieved nine per cent growth in cargo operations till August this year compared to previous year despite the pandemic.
Minister for Tourism Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said all parties should sink their differences and join the agitation to protect the steel plant.
The agitation launched by the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee entered its 200th day on Monday.
President of the recognised union of the steel plant J Ayodhya Ram said they were holding an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide the future course of action.
Tata Steel CEO’s statement that the company is interested in acquiring RINL, drew sharp criticism from the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, which is spearheading the agitation.
Despite the inclement weather, the steel plant workers started gathering even before 8 am and joined the porata committee leaders who staged a sit-in.
Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee chairman D Adinarayana said the government should know the ground reality that it cannot sell the plant without the consent of the workers and people.
Committee leaders have decided to go on a tour of districts after August 17 to mobilise support and hold dharnas against the privatisation of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
TDP MPs Kesineni Nani and Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu and party leaders also attended the dharna.
Leaders demand that loans be converted to equity, allocation of captive iron ore mines to VSP