Port workers seek CM's intervention

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Kakinada, Nov 12 (UNI) The anchorage port workers, who are on relay fast stir for the past seven days demanding their legitimate right in handling imported fertilisers at the Deep water port, today sought the intervention of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy after talks held last night by Kakinada RDO ended in a deadlock.

Addressing a press conference here, HMS-led Anchorage Port Cargo Boats and Steel Barges Workers Union President Vanamadi Virababu said, ''We are distressed by the way the RDO was acting against the anchorage port workers at the behest of the local Congress MLA Mutha Gopalakrishna.'' Despite clear instructions of the Secretary, Infrastructure development, investments and ports department to let Anchorage port workers work on the diverted fertiliser cargo at the Deep water port, the RDO was misinterpreting the same he alleged and said they wanted Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's intervention in the issue.

Meanwhile, leaders of Prajarajyam party and Telugu Desam Party called on the port workers at the relay hunger strike camp in front of the Collectorate here and expressed solidarity with the port workers in their fight for their rights.

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