My Hearty Congratulations to both Com. Neelotpal Basu and Com. Tapan Sen for their election to the Polit Bureau of the CPI(M), in the Party Congress held at Hyderabad from 18th to 22nd April 2018. Both are closely connected with the P and T TU movement and have given great contribution to its growth and strength.

Com. Neelotpal Basu is the son-in-law of Com. Moni Bose, the veteran leader and first Patron of BSNL Employees Union. Com. Basu has been in the movement from his student days and was the General Secretary of the SFI. As a two term  member of the Rajya Sabha from W.Bengal,  his performance in the Parliament was well appreciated and praised. Many issues of the P and T and Central Government employees were raised in the Parliament by him. He stays at V.P.House Delhi for the last many years since his election to the Rajya Sabha and then to the Central Committee of CPI(M). An excellent writer and speaker, he has written many articles and books. He is an avid reader also.

During the period 1991 -1994, when Com. Moni Bose was the General Secretary and myself the President of E.III (Union), almost every day we used to go to ‘Neelu’s quarters in V.P.House and sit there for some time, have cup of coffee / tiffin. Now also I usually go to his flat and meet the family. Last month also, When I visited Delhi I went there and met them.

Com. Tapan Sen as Secretary and then as General Secretary of CITU has always been in close contact with BSNL Employees Union and Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. He has attended umpteen meetings of the unions. Since BSNLEU became a part of the Central Public Sector Trade Unions (CPSTU), he was in constant touch with the union. While as M.P., he has raised many issues of the workers in the Parliament. BSNLCCWF is in much debt to him for guiding and assisting the union to move in the correct direction.

My Hearty Congratulations to  both leaders in their new assignment! I am sure that as in the past, they will contribute much to strengthen the party and guide the workers.