Agitation over steel plant privatisation cornered BJP, Jana Sena
The BJP and Jana Sena have gained an upper hand over other political parties including ruling YSRCP after taking up protests against desecration of Hindu idols. The saffron party decided to start a padyayatra against the attacks on temples once the elections to rural and urban local bodies are completed. However, the Central government’s decision to privatise the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) has put brakes to the padyayatra. The AP BJP leaders have failed to convince its leadership and the Central government to reverse the decision of the VSP privatisation.