Mancherial: The TRS party’s candidate from Chennur Assembly Constituency Balka Suman stated that he had raised the long-pending demand of coal miners, waiving off of income tax on their salaries, for the first time in the Parliament several times. He was speaking during the campaign in Mandamarri and Naspur mandals on Sunday. He was joined by former MLC Laxman Naradasu.
Addressing the poll rallies held in Srirampur and Ramakrishnapur, Suman recalled that he was the first MP to bring the issue relating to exemption of income tax for coal miners in the Parliament. He added that resolution was passed by the Telangana Legislative Assembly, requesting the Union Government to consider the request of the workers into consideration.
The young parliamentarian recounted that only TRS party revived the hereditary scheme, benefitting several thousands of families. He stated that the incumbent government had taken steps to start new underground mines for creating employment opportunities to locals and for protecting existing employees of the coal major. He requested the electors to extend their support to him in the coming elections.
Suman interacted with various sections of the society and enquired whether they were benefitted from various welfare schemes implemented by the TRS-led government. He was accorded a tumultuous welcome by women. Meanwhile, an elderly woman, Masupeddi Anjalidevi gave Rs 5,016 to file the nomination papers. She said that the funds were saved from her social security Asarasa pension scheme.
Later, he attended the general body meeting of the trade union TBGKS and addressed participants at AV Function Hall in Srirampur in Naspur mandal. He requested miners to play a vital role for the victory of the party’s nominees in the ensuing polls to Telangana Legislative Assembly.