SCCL union win historic, unprecedented: KCR

'The opposition keeps saying from time to time that the TRS was on the way out, but we have only been sweeping all the elections in the past three years', he said.

By Author  |  State Bureau  |  Published: 6th Oct 2017  3:44 pmUpdated: 6th Oct 2017  3:46 pm
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File photo of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said the victory of the Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS), affiliated to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), in the election for the recognised union in Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) was unprecedented with margins never seen before.

Addressing a media conference at Pragathi Bhavan after the thumping win recorded by TBGKS, the Chief Minister said never had any union garnered 45.4 per cent vote share.

“It is all the more significant because the TBGKS took on the combined might of a united opposition. All the opposition parties got together to oppose the TBGKS, and yet, we registered a historic victory, winning nine of the 11 division in SCCL,” he said.

Stating that the victory was a clear indication of the confidence SCCL employees and workers had on the TRS government, Chandrashekhar Rao said: “I assure them, as Chief Minister, that all the promises and assurances made for the workers’ betterment would be implemented,” he said.

Ridiculing opposition claims that the TRS hold on the electorate in the State was on the wane, the Chief Minister observed: “The opposition keeps saying from time to time that the TRS was on the way out, but we have only been sweeping all the elections in the past three year, each time coming back stronger. Wherever TRS contested, the outcome has only been record-breaking, be it by-polls, GHMC and the SCCL union election.”