Hyderabad: Telangana Boggu Ghani Karimka Sangham (TBGKS) is all set to retain its company level representative union status. It has expanded its support base to new areas and consolidated its strength further in its strong holds.
The TBGKS has won with impressive margins in seven of the eleven divisions that went to polls for electing the company level recognised union and area level representative unions.
According to reports reaching here the divisions of Yellandu, Manuguru, Kothagudem and Kothagudem ( corporate), Bellampalli, Srirampur and Ramagundam 2 were won by the TBGKS.
The TBGKS is leading in three other divisions. In Mandamarri division, the AITUC was leading by a slender margin by the time the last reports came in.
The TBGKS bagged Yellandu division of the Singareni Collieries Company Limited. The TBGKS won the area with a margin of 217 votes. Break up of votes polled – TBGKS -617, AITUC -400, HMS -36 and invalid 7. Yellandu is the place where the coalmining started. The TGBKS has assured the coal workers in the area of steps for reopening the mines that were closed by the previous regimes. It was one of the strongholds of the AITUC, now conceded to the TBGKS.
The TBGKS won the Kothagudem Corporate division with a margin of 585 votes. The voters in the division are mainly the surface employees. The TBGKS celebrated its victory in Kothagudem corporate and the Yellandu division in a grand scale.
Attributing the victory to the leadership of the Chief Minister , K Chandrashekhar Rao, the party MPs, MLAs and MLCs, Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, Jalagam Venkat Rao and Palla Rajeswar Reddy said that this is going to be landmark verdict given by the coal workers.