PUDUCHERRY: Alleging distribution of sub-standard clothes to scheduled caste people in the Union Territory, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Sunday, demanded a probe into the violation of guidelines and corruption in the procurement of clothes by the Adi Dravidar Welfare Department for free distribution.
State CPM secretary R Rajangam said the people, after realising the worth and quality of the distributed clothes, are returning them in addition to organising agitations against the department.
The CPM leader said this outside procurement resulted in the distribution of the sub-standard quality clothes to the Adi Dravidar people.
Rajangam alleged clothes were purchased from a benami company for Rs 7.20 crore at the rate of Rs 380 a sari, Rs 200 a dhoti and Rs 80 a shirt piece.
Complaining that a only a part of the order has so far been supplied, the CPM leader said that the authorities are concealing facts about the company on whether it had supplied clothes before.