Today, 19th January 2019, is the 10th death anniversary of Com. E.Balanandan, the veteran trade union leader, former President of CITU and PB Member of CPI(M).

His life was full of struggles for the working class and he himself had to suffer victimisation and many years in jail. 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 P and T, and BSNL employees trade union movement. The more than four decades of contact with him has been always been an inspiration to me and many others. During the crises that the telecom trade union movement had to face, he was always there to guide and help. His presence in the formation Conference of BSNLEU inspired all.

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

Red Salute to Com. Balanandan!