It is rather difficult to accept the reality that three years have passed since Com. Moni Bose left us forever. It was on 19th May 2010 that Com. Moni Bose breathed his last. This 19th May 2013 is the death anniversary of our dear comrade, who was in the forefront of the P&T Trade Union movement for a period of six decades, even before the formation of NFPTE in 1954.
After the death of the legendary revolutionary leader Com. K.G.Bose, it fell on the shoulders of Com. Moni Bose, his younger brother, to lead the fight against the revisionist leadership in the Telecom Unions. Almost for four decades, I had the opportunity to work closely with Com. Moni and especially after the Bhopal All India Conference in 1991 in which I was elected as President and he as General Secretary. In 1994 at the Thiruvanathapuram All India Conference he was elected as President and myself as General Secretary. The years of the 1990s, when we were together at Delhi Central Head Quarters, were a turbulent period when each and every day was a struggle to exist against the attack from the Government as well as the revisionist leadership of the NFTE. Com.Jyotsna Bose, wife of Com. Moni Bose, who was also at Dada Ghosh Bhawan, fully shared the difficulties.
The struggles waged years after years resulted in strengthening the union and after formation of BSNL, BSNLEU became the sole recognised union since 2004. BSNLEU continues to be the majority union even after the VI membership Verification.
Com.Moni Bose, thougherminated in connection with the 1949 proposed strike, continued with the P and T trade union movement till the last. His sacrifices and dedication to the movement is well-known to all.
On the third death anniversary of Com. Moni Bose, I remember his great contribution to the trade union movement and pay my Revolutionary Greetings! Red Salute to Com. Moni Bose!