‘Will you help steel plants or sell them off?’ Congress asks HDK

Jairam Ramesh asked if HDK would provide a written commitment to not sell the plants to the "prime minister's industrialist friends."

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 12, 2024 | 8:00 AMUpdatedJun 12, 2024 | 8:00 AM

Jairam Ramesh questions HD Kumaraswamy

A day after the allocation of portfolios, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, asked Union Minister for Steel and Heavy Industry, HD Kumaraswamy, if he would protect the Vizag, Salem, Nagarnar, Visveswaraya, and Durgapur steel plants, or help the “ek tihayi (one-third)” prime minister to sell them to “his industrialist friends.” Among the five, three steel plants are from south India.

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