The trade union of Singareni Collieries Company Limited is considered a strong labour organization in Telangana. During elections, the trade unions are supported by political parties and the victory of the union reflects the strength of that political party. The recently concluded elections to SCCL were a contest between the ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samithi on one side and all opposition parties including the TDP and the BJP on the other.
Buoyed by the victory of TRS affiliated Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham in the elections, the Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao on October 6, said the opposition Congress, BJP, TDP and Left parties had no agenda except to target his government. It is the main objective of the opposition. The workers of the collieries knew the fact and supported our union. He said the result was a clear evidence that the opposition parties lost their existence. He ridiculed the claim of the BJP that it emerged as an alternative to the TRS when it got two digit figure in the elections.
The Chief Minister wondered why the Congress was opposing the constructive projects of the government. The Congress is opposing irrigation projects, Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha. When the farmers are supporting these projects, the Congress is opposing them. He said cases would be booked against the leaders who would throw baseless charges against the government. He was confident that the SCCL election result would repeat in 2019 elections. He said it was wrong that individuals or persons were responsible for the failures or successes of a political party. Reality is that situations play important role in winning elections. However it is the commitment of the parties towards the welfare of the people and the government’s efforts to achieve the goal that decides the fate of political parties.