N Rangasamy,the rebel who broke away from the Congress,returned to power in Puducherry with deft manoeuvring. But the battle against his former colleagues seems to have knocked the wind out of his governments sails.
Having dumped the AIADMK with which Rangasamys All India NR Congress had forged an electoral alliance,the government is surviving on wafer-thin margin,the effects of which are clear in the administration. Such is the situation that many MLAs stayed away from a function organised to mark the first year in power.
The government is also facing criticism for not fulfilling election promises and budget announcements. The Union Territory is facing severe financial challenges that has led to this situation,which critics say is due to poor planing and management. The law and order situation has also come under attack from the Opposition and the public.