Volunteers of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led by P. Kumar, Tiruchi Member of Parliament, staged a stir for a while at the Taluk Office here on Monday, demanding revised door-to-door verification of ration cards.
They alleged that the recent verification of family cards in the district has resulted in the suspension of supply of essential commodities to a large number of genuine card-holders.
Talking to the media, Mr. Kumar said that the verification by the field staff was not fool-proof. He appealed to the district administration to conduct a revised door-to-door verification of family cards in the district.
He also sought uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to those whose cards had been declared bogus after the verification.
R. Nedunchezhian and N. Subramanian, both MLAS; and Baskar, party Town secretary were among those who participated in the stir.
Official sources said that a total of 39,000 cards had been notified as bogus cards. However, appeal petitions were being received from the genuine card-holders. The last date for receipt of appeal petitions was January 10. The supply of essential commodities would, however, resume to all the card-holders, till the finalisation of the appeal petitions, sources said.