Members of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) have been urged to work for the success of the Congress in the May 5 Assembly elections in the State.

At a special meeting of the INTUC working committee here on Wednesday, Madhusudan Mistry, AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka, said the Congress was a “pro-labour” party. Urging the trade union members to “show strength and become active in politics,” he said trade unions had the capability to change election results.

Mr. Mistry said it was unfortunate that no INTUC leader had been given ticket to contest the Assembly elections.

R.C. Khuntia, national vice-president of INTUC and AICC secretary, and Dipak Bagoria, AICC secretary, spoke.