2012 yearender: Puducherry witnessed labour unrest, high crime rate
Labour unrest, which turned violent at the Yanam plant of Regency Ceramics Ltd, claimed the lives of its president and a dismissed union leader, besides leaving several injured and causing damage to property.
The CBI probed into the incidents and arrested an inspector and a sub inspector amid allegations that no regular investigation was conducted by police.
In October, Congress legislator Malladi Krishna Rao from Yanam came out with a dramatic announcement of quitting the membership of the Assembly and faxed his resignation to Speaker V Sabapathy.
The Speaker, however, rejected the resignation on the ground that communications through fax could not be accepted and the member should submit it in the format as given by the relevant rules. Hence the question whether Rao had quit the post of MLA or not remains a suspense.
Rangasamy, who formed his AINRC government in 2011, presented his second successive tax-free budget for Rs 5,540 crore for 2012-2013 on July 16.
Former chief minister M O H Farook, who was also a governor of Kerala, died on January 26 in a private hospital at Chennai of respiratory problem.
The revenue department suspended two officials, including a woman, in Yanam for allegedly forging documents to procure central funds for construction of a
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