Once Puducherry’s ‘people’s CM’, N Rangasamy has earned a poor reputation for misgovernance
If anyone wants to meet N Rangasamy, one just needs to visit the tea stall owned by Bhaskar, in Thattanchavady. One can get a glimpse of the Chief Minister of Puducherry on the tennis ground, where he plays a game every morning and evening. You can also see the 65-year-old politician zipping around on his Yamaha around his locality. But what has been upsetting the people of the Union Territory of late is how unapproachable their leader is for official purposes.
The people from Puducherry are used to there being no restrictions on meeting NR, and he almost never says no to any request. He even takes time out from official duties to attend weddings and other private functions. “Whether it is an autorickshaw driver, or a fisherman, he will never say no to an invitation and he will make it a point to attend,” G Vinayagam, an autorickshaw driver, said.