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Threats during Tata Workers Union polls issue reaches DLC’s door

Jamshedpur, Jan 28: The issue of threatening of a proposer in the Tata Workers Union election has reached the door of deputy labour commissioner Jamshedpur, Rajesh Kumar Prasad on Wednesday.

The erstwhile deputy president of Tata Workers Union (TWU) Arvind Pandey who is also the candidate for the post of president of the union reached the office of deputy labour commissioner along with his team members and lodged a written complaint.

In the complaint, Ashok Kumar Nayak, an employee in the Spare Manufacturing department of Tata Steel said that his colleagues Amit Pal and Santosh Kumar Sah were his proposer and signed on his nomination paper for the post of committee member. However on January 26 his rival Manoj Kumar Mishra along with his friends had threatened the proposers over phone  and when the proposers did not pay any attention he came to my house and threatened to take off my name from the list of proposers or face dire consequences.

Ashok Kumar Nayak further informed that he had already lodged a complaint at the Sidhgora police station and requested the deputy labour commissioner to take note of this incident and issue proper guidelines to the electoral officer of the Tata Workers Union polls and also reject the candidature of Manoj Mishra for violating code of conduct of the polls.

Significantly, Tunnu Choudhary and Satish Singh have already lodged  a counter case in this connection with Sidhgora thana against Arvind Pandey and his team wherein they have claimed that during canvassing for their candidates for the union’s polls they had gone to the house of Santosh Kumar Sah house on January 26 and during which Arvind Kumar Pandey, Anjani Pandey and nearly 20 of their men started heckling and abusing them and they somehow managed to escape from the place.

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