The Andhra Pradesh government extended its full support to Bharat Bandh on September 27, a nationwide strike declared by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, and also to the workers of the Visakhapatnam steel plant.
Andhra Pradesh information and transport minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said that the AP government extended its full support to the Bharat Bandh on September 27 in solidarity with the concerns of farmers and is also supporting the concerns of the Visakhapatnam steel plant workers, who have been opposing privatisation attempts by the central government. The minister appealed to the farmers' unions to stage peaceful protests in the state.
Perni Nani said that the farmers have been agitating against the farm laws for the last few and in the same way the employees and workers of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant are also against the privatisation of the steel plant. Due to Bharat Bandh, the APSRTC buses will not run till 1 pm on 27th September.