CPM Urges Probe in Cloth Distribution

Published: 23rd November 2015 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2015 04:47 AM   |  A+A-

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp