On 16/06/2012 BSNLDEU celebrated its first anniversary in a grand maaner at Flower bazaar telephone exchange. Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Com.Lingamurthy,CS (FNTO) and Com. Udayasuriyan (AIBSNLOA) participated in this function in which more than 350 comrades took part. Nearly thousand comrades quit BSNLEU last year and formed BSNLDEU due to the undemocratic attitude of Com. Abhimanhu, the General secretary of BSNLEU. Since then their number is increasing day by day and BSNLEU is losing the ground steadily in Chennai telephones.