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Members of various trade unions arrive at Town Bus Depot in Krishnagiri on Thursday to cast votes. –
KRISHNAGIRI/DHARMAPURI: An election to recognise trade unions that can take part in the negotiations with the government went off peacefully in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts on Thursday.
P. Muniyan, Labour Officer (Election Officer) for Krishnagiri district told The Hindu that 95.95 per cent of votes were polled from workers affiliated to various trade unions working in five depots across the district. The depots where the elections where held are Krishnagiri town, Krishnagiri Muffusil, Hosur, Uthangari and Denkanikottai.
Of the total 2,573 votes 2,469 were polled. Officials from the Labour Department were the presiding officers. The Divisional Manager and Branch Managers concerned functioned as Polling Officers, he adds.
In Dharmapuri 96.86 per cent votes were polled from all the seven depots and Regional office in the district.
Of the 2,586 votes from the Regional Office and six depots 2,505 votes polled.
The election was held in Regional Office, Dharmapuri town, Central Depot, Harur, Pennagaram, Bommidi and Palacode depots. B. Madhavan, District Labour Officer was the Election Officer.
LPF, HMS, CITU, INTUC and Anna Thozhirchanga Peravai were busy in front of the depots canvassing votes. Postal votes were received on Wednesday.
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