How planning, hard work paid off for TBGKS

The historical triumph was not cake walk for the union.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Oct 2017  6:22 pm
Activists of TBGKS offering a piece of sweet to Peddapalli MP Balka Suman to mark the victory in polls to recognised trade union of SCCL, in Mancherial on Friday. Photo: Santosh Padala

Mancherial: Diverse trade unions united by setting their ideologies aside and formed an alliance to beat Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS), an affiliate of TRS, in the polls to recognised trade union of SCCL. But, the lone union emerged victorious. The historical triumph was not cake walk for the union. Meticulous planning and diligence of local public representatives and leaders helped it to continue winning streak.

Peddapalli MP Balka Suman had camped in Mancherial to steer the union to win by staying away from his family members including his toddler, for a period of over three weeks. He convened meetings with leaders and activists of the body to assess performance of the union. He resolved internal bickering and dissent. He devised multi-pronged strategies to register victory in the polls.

Importantly, the Parliamentarian focused on neutral voters and took steps to attract them. He encouraged deflections from rival trade unions and arranged joining of leaders from other bodies in presence of honorary president of TBGKS K Kavita in Hyderabad. He deployed leaders for every 50 coal miners of an underground mine or open cast project to sense pulse of voters and to divert them towards of the trade union.

Suman carried out extensive tours in coal belt towns and colonies and instilled confidence among the miners by assuring to solve every problem. He, along with leaders of the union organised a massive bike rally in Srirampur town and to show off their strength. Campaigning by Kavita and press meet of K Chandrasekhar Rao also played a vital role in victory of the union.  

Meantime, president of TBGKS B Venkat Rao and general secretary Kengerla Mallaiah left no stone unturned to ensure success for the union. They took part in publicity programmes and allayed apprehensions of voters. They reached out to each miner and assured to solve all problems if voted. They showed great determination and commitment during campaigning.

Following winning in nine out of 11 Areas, public representatives and leaders of Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) thanked coal miners by touring underground mines and open cast projects situated on the outskirts of Srirampur, Mandamarri and Bellampalli towns from 7 am to 5 pm. They credited role of miners in the celebrations.