19th May 2017 is the 7th death anniversary of Com. Moni Bose, veteran P&T TU leader and former Patron of BSNL Employees Union. He became the General Secretary of All India Telecom Employees Union Class III in the historical Bhopal All India Conference in 1991. He was terminated from service in connection with the 1949 proposed strike and was never reinstated. His entire life was spent for working and leading struggles for the interest of the workers.
I have close connection with him since 1960s till his death. At Bhopal Conference, he was elected as General Secretary and myself as President. In the next AIC at Thiruvananthapuram in 1994, he was elected as President and myself General Secretary. He resigned the post in 1996 to abide by the government recognition rules that at least one of the President or General Secretary should be a working employee. Both of us were retired. It was with much reluctance that the CWC accepted his resignation and elected Com. K.D.M.Tripathi as President. Whether he was in any post or not, he was the beloved leader of all the comrades.
Last month, while at Calcutta, I had the opportunity to meet the families of both Com.K.G.Bose and Com.Moni Bose. Com.Jyotsna Didi and other family members were very happy and we had our breakfast together.
On his 7th death anniversary we pay our homage to Com. Moni Bose! Red Salute to Comrade!