The Membership Verification is over! After more than one month’s hectic campaign and propaganda, the crucial date arrived and the verification has taken place. It was peaceful and disciplined as per reports received. I congratulate the management, the workers and unions for the peaceful election.

As per reports received, about 95% have voted. It is almost similar to the 2009 verification. And the result is not going to be different. BSNLEU / United Forum is poised to win with good margin, more than last time.

In the meantime, FNTO has approached Ernakulam High Court to stay the verification. The case came for hearing on 31st January. The court did not give any stay. According to our Advocate nothing is stopped including announcement of results or declaration of recognised union as per verification. The next hearing is expected after one month.

I take this opportunity to congratulate the leaders and workers of BSNLEU and the United Forum for their sustained and hard work to ensure the victory of BSNLEU / United Forum. There was excellent co-ordination at All India level, and I feel more or less it might have been the experience at lower levels also.

Once the election and declaration is over, it will be our responsibility to start work immediately to settle the pending issues, There should not be any delay.

Once again I thank all and convey Hearty Congratulations!