Singareni Coal Belt Trade Union Elections, TRS-Backed TBGKS Sweeps
Hyderabad: Ruling TRS backed Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) swept the trade union elections held on Thursday.
TBGKS captured nine out of 11 divisions in the coal belt that extends from Manuguru in Khammam district to Mandamarri in old Adilabad district in Telengana. Left-oriented AITUC, backed by Congress-affiliated INTUC, TDP, BJP, CPI, CPM and all other opposition groups, could win in just two divisions.
Out of a total 52,534 votes, TGBKS polled 23,800 while the opposition alliance got around 18,000 votes.
TBGKS won in Illendu, Singareni Bhavan, Kothagudem Corporate, Bellampally, Manuguru, Srirampur, Ramgundam-1, 2 and 3 divisions with good majority while AITUC scraped through in Bhupalapally and Mandamarri divisions with little margin.
TBGKS also won in Hyderabad Corporate where the party polled 77 votes out of 84.