TDP MLC M.V.V.S. Murthi called on the striking employees of Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) at the Three Horse Junction here on Monday and said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had promised to take up the demand to withdraw the decision to privatise with the Central Government.
Opposing the decision for privatisation of DCI, which has its head office in the city, Mr. Murthi, a former MP, also gave an indication that TDP MPs would raise the issue in the ensuing session of Parliament.
Mr. Naidu during a representation submitted by the DCI employees here recently, had told them that the Centre had not consulted him before taking the decision for 100% disinvestment of DCI, a profit making company since its inception in 1976.
Mr. Murthi during his visit to the relay hunger strike, which entered 14th day on Monday, also condoled the death of N. Venkatesh, an employee who committed suicide in protect against the Centre’s decision for privatising DCI.