TANGLA, June 23: In a historic change to the committee of the largest trade union of labourers in tea gardens of the Assam Valley in north-eastern India after 34 years, Rajya Sabha MP Santiuse Kujur was elected to the post of secretary of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), Mangaldai branch in the triennial session of the branch held at the Congress Bhavan in Tangla recently.
Kujur, who secured 26 votes, defeated Ganesh Parega by a margin of seven votes. Another new face was Paban Nayak who was elected as president. The session was attended by Former MLA and ACMS central committee adivisor Bhimananda Tanti; former president of ACMS, Ismile Hilal; and outgoing secretary of ACMS Mangaldai branch, Daial Sylver Kujur.
Talking to The Sentinel, Santiuse Kujur expressed his gratitude to the delegates for electing him for the post. “I will try my level best to address the various issues plaguing the tea workers in the 23 tea gardens under the jurisdiction of the ACMS Mangaldai branch,” Kujur said. He also reiterated to work in par with the principles of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) to establish an order in the society of the tea workers.