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balanandanToday, 19th January 2015, is the 6th death anniversary of Com. E.Balanandan, the veteran trader union leader, former President of CITU and PB Member of CPI(M).

His life has been full of struggles for the working class and he himself has to suffer victimisation. Three times Member of Parliament(both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha), MLA as also the President of the militant trade union, CITU, he was active till his death.

As to other trade unions and their leaders, Com. Sami, as he was affectionately called by comrades and friends, was also the guide and advisor of the BSNL employees trade union movement also. The more than four decades of contact with him has been always been an inspiration to me and many others.

On his death anniversary, I pay my respectful homage to Com. E.Balanandan.

Red Salute to Com. Balanandan!