Warangal, June 11 -- Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday and reiterated his appeal to stop the privatization of the Vizag Steel Plant.

Jagan requested the union minister to consider the alternatives suggested by the state government earlier in reviving the plant. In March this year, Jagan had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting detailed measures for revival.

Besides, Jagan also said that 32 people have laid down their lives to set up the plant in Visakhapatnam, where nearly 20,000 people are employed and thousands more are having indirect employment.

In meeting with the Pradhan, the chief Minister explained that V...