Andhra Pradesh

CITU wins Pepsico poll; jolt to TRS

CITU Trade union leader Ch Ramulu participating in a rally before pesico company after winning the elections at sangareddy in Medak district. Photo: Mohd Arif

CITU Trade union leader Ch Ramulu participating in a rally before pesico company after winning the elections at sangareddy in Medak district. Photo: Mohd Arif   | Photo Credit: mohd arif

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Of the 239 votes polled, CITU panel gets 162 and TMS panel 75

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) received a serious jolt on Thursday when its trade union arm - Telangana Mazdoor Sangh (TMS) - got defeated in the elections held for the recognised trade union of the Pepsi Company (Aradhana Foods Private Limited) located near Sangareddy.

Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has won the elections for the recognised trade union held at the bottling unit of Pepsi. This was the second win for the CITU against TMS. The defeat was an hard to digest for the TRS leaders, particularly the candidates and party district convener Raghunandan Rao and TRS legislator T. Harish Rao, who addressed a gate meeting of the workers recently. The defeat was registered even after TRS leaders gave a call to the workers of the factory to vote in the name of regional sentiment.

Out of the 240 votes in the factory, 239 were polled and CITU panel led by Chukka Ramulu won 162 votes against the 75 votes polled for the TMS panel led by Mr. Raghunandan Rao. Two votes were rejected. The majority for the CITU was more than the votes polled for the TMS. One of the CITU leader B. Mallesh claimed that the Pepsico unit was the biggest in South Asia for the company. According to sources, local Congress legislator T. Jayaprakash Reddy reportedly played his role and extended tacit support to the CITU.

In the past, the TMS had won elections at MRF located at Sadasivapet and Ganapthi Sugars located at Fasalwadi. However, at Mahindra and Mahindra, TRS MLA Mr. Harish Rao was by the CITU led by Mr. Chukka Ramulu and at Kirby the TMS was defeated by Mahipal Reddy.

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