Santa Chetri the MLA from Kurseong protested:
But Hussain remained adamant:
The people of the hills do not wear dhoti or lungi, they wear trousers.
According to standard practice, we provide only dhoti and lungi for those who have been affected by a natural calamity. We are bound by rules.Rules regarding dhotis and lungis? Maybe I am just being cynical but in all probability any such rule if at all it exists is a result of a comfortable little deal between dhoti manufacturers and politicians. You scratch my back, i scratch yours.