DIBRUGARH, June 13 � After failing to garner votes from the tea garden areas for the Indian National Congress in the recently held general polls, the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) after thorough evaluation of the poll results at its office here on Thursday, resolved to re-establish its mass support base in the tea belt areas through a series of strategic activities.
During the meeting of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha, which was attended by its chief advisor Paban Singh Ghatowar, president Bhimananda Tanti, secretary Dileswar Tanti, member Prithibi Majhi and several other leaders, the trade union felt that the Congress had lost a major chunk of the traditional vote from the tea gardens due to the dwindling influence of the ACMS.
After the meeting, Dileswar Tanti told The Assam Tribune that the leadership of the trade union had decided to have an introspection following the crushing defeat in the recent elections. �We needed to find out why our support base in the tea gardens was diminishing.
After two hours of threadbare discussion, the meeting unanimously decided that the ACMS must raise grievances of the workers before the concerned authorities aggressively in order to reconnect with the tea gardens workers. We also decided to visit the tea gardens frequently to listen to the woes of the workers and speak up on their behalf by spearheading agitational programmes. We will ensure that the burning problems of the tea garden workers are solved in each tea garden,� Tanti said.
The recent Lok Sabha poll results revealed the shrinking influence of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha in the tea belt.