Reentry would give a fillip to trade union in coming elections
K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TGBKS) founder Kengerla Mallaiah, who quit the trade union and joined the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), has returned back to his own organisation and rejoined the union in the presence of Minister for IT and Municipal Administration and TRS working president K Taraka Rama Rao at Telangana bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Mr Mallaiah, a Telangana protagonist joined the TRS in the year 2002 and formed the TGBKS trade union affiliated to the TRS on January 27, 2003. He was instrumental in the growth of the trade union in the Singareni collieries company limited and ensured that it had emerged as the recognised trade union of the SCCL in the 2012 and 2017 elections by defeating the national trade unions. Initially, he was president of the TGBKS and attained power in the Singareni as a recognised trade union. Later he was sidelined and given only working president post of the trade union and was isolated by not inviting him to the meetings.
Irked over this, he quit the union in September 2019 and joined the BMS affiliated to BJP and became its state leader. He was sulking in the BMS also. At this juncture, the TRS leadership had approached him and promised to give due recognition in the trade union and asked him to rejoin the TGBKS in the wake of recognised trade union elections to the Singareni collieries very soon.
Accordingly, Mr Mallaiah rejoined the TGBKS at the TRS state office in Hyderabad along with his supporters and coal miners on Thursday. On this occasion, the TRS party had promised to re-elect him as the TGBKS state president and strive for the victory of the trade union in the elections. Mallaiah promised to strive and strengthen the TGBKS in the Singareni coal belt and ensure its victory with a thumping majority. The reentry of Mallaiah into the TGBKS, which was losing its sheen in the recent past, would definitely give a fillip to the trade union in the coming elections to the trade union.