Puducherry, Jan 26: Convener of the committee to safeguard the interest of Dalits of Puducherry origin Mr Deivanayagam today alleged that some vested interests were taking steps to stall the construction work of the government medical college here.
Urging the administration to continue with the construction work, Deivanayagam, a former legislator, talking to newspersons here said the allegation that the medical college would incur an enhanced estimate was a false propoganda and totally baseless.
Admitting that there was a slight increase in the estimate, he said some vested interests were trying to stall the progress of the medical college by projecting it as a higher estimate.
He said without proper planning the officials had obtained the revised estimate from Health Consultancy Society in a haste and just a reference was enough to understand that the estimate was prepared with a lost of defects in it.
As much as Rs 45 lakh were spent to obtain the estimate, he alleged and added that the official concerned be fixed responsbile for the same and the money recovered from him.
Mr Deivananayagam said he would submit a memorandum to Chief Minsiter and the Education Minister on January 28, seeking to resume the construction work for the government medical college.
If the construction work was not taken up immediately, a strike by the students of all schools and colleges here would be oranised on January 30 followed by statewide stirs, including bandh, he added.