Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has reiterated that his Government would fulfill all promises made to the Singareni workers, especially with regard to revival of dependent jobs on compassionate grounds.
Speaking to the media at Pragathi Bhavan this afternoon after the stupendous victory of the TRS-sponsored TBGKS in the employees’ union elections, the Chief Minister said the unprecedented success of TBGKS by defeating the combined Opposition-sponsored union was a pointer to the immense confidence of the people in the ruling TRS in the State.
The Chief Minister pointed out that despite the false propaganda launched against the TRS during the union election campaigning, the Singareni workers have reposed their trust and confidence in the TRS by electing the TBGKS in all the 11 divisions in the union elections held on Thursday. As a matter of fact, the Opposition parties have predicted that the union elections in Singareni would be the beginning of the downfall of the TRS. However, the victory of TGBKS has amply disproved this. In fact, the outcome of the Singareni workers’ union election has once again proved that the Opposition has no place in the State, he declared.
Referring to the promise made by him before the elections regarding the revival of dependent jobs, KCR assured that the State government would immediately start the process in this regard and cent percent of the jobs would be provided on compassionate grounds. The TRS Government would take all steps to protect the interests and welfare of the Singareni workers, who were forced to suffer during the past by successive governments. “We will ensure that the mistakes committed in the past would not be repeated”, he added.
The Chief Minister, while thanking the workers for reposing their confidence in the TRS by electing TBGKS with a thumping majority also took the opportunity to hail the contribution made by the Singareni employees in achieving the separate Telangana State. The Singareni employees by participating cent percent in the bandh of the coal mines for 45 days during the Telangana movement for a separate State had shaken the entire country and created jitters in the powers-that-be at the Centre, he observed.
Reassuring that the sacrifices made by the Singareni workers in achieving the Telangana State would not be forgotten, KCR said his government would ensure that public sector undertakings like Singareni Collieries, TSRTC and so on would be taken care of and protected. He also said the State government would take all steps to ensure that the losses being incurred in the open-cast mining would be made good by required measures. He also assured that steps would be taken to ensure workers’ representation on the Singareni Collieries Company Board. (NSS)