The popular slogan Visakha Ukku Andhrula Hakku' (Visakha steel is... Andhra's right) which was widely used in Andhra Pradesh during the 1970s once again being used in the state amid Vizag Steel Plant row.
As part of its privatisation spree, the Union Government has decided to private the Vizag Steel Plant, the pride on Andhra Pradesh which was set up in the port city after a lot of struggles and sacrifices.
The trade unions in Vizag have called for a state-wide bandh against the Centre's move on the steel plant on Friday. The Andhra Pradesh government had extended its support for the bandh.
With the state government supporting the bandh, no issue took place during the bandh. The APSRTC buses were not permitted to operate across the state till 1 PM today as support from the govt.
The bandh call given by the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) workers unions got a massive response from the people and the political parties as well barring the BJP party.