Domestic handset manufacturer Lava International has written to the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh seeking an enquiry into the sourcing of smartphones by the state’s women and child development department.

In a letter to the chief minister dated April 24, 2021, Lava International has alleged that it has been disqualified from the procurement process on unjustified reason and the reason given by the department is irrelevant to the performance of the device.

According to the annexure submitted by Lava, the company has been disqualified from projects on the ground of origin country of the firm, service app not being relevant and past performance criteria.

Further, Lava has contested all the claims saying that it is an Indian company and had submitted all relevant documents from the same.