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Business secretary Sajid Javid to meet Tata Steel chairman in Mumbai

Business secretary Sajid Javid talks to workers as he leaves Tata Steel in Port Talbot Credit: PA

The business secretary is to travel to Mumbai tomorrow for a meeting with Tata Steel's chairman as the government seeks to find a solution to the steel crisis.

Sajid Javid will hold talks with Cyrus Mistry to discuss details of the sales process for the firm's UK steel operations.

Thousands of jobs are at risk, and there have been calls for Sajid Javid to step down over his handling of the issue.

He was in Australia on a business trip when Tata announced it was selling its loss-making UK operation, leading to union claims that he had "taken his eye off the ball."

Javid is to meet the the Prime Minister in the morning, along with Wales's first minister Carwyn Jones, as they draw up a plan to keep the steel industry alive.

Port Talbot in south Wales, the country's biggest steel plant, employs 4,500 workers.

The business secretary said he held "productive " talks with Tata earlier today, saying that progress was being made.

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