PUDUCHERRY: Stung by the loss of office in
just before elections were announced,
has little time to regroup before the April 6 vote.
In 2016, Congress emerged the single largest party, winning 15 seats and forming the government with the support of DMK (2) and an Independent. But it failed to keep its MLAs together, accusing
of using the
and nominated MLAs to topple an elected government.
Now, it’s up against an opposition that has been energised by the disarray in Congress ranks and the recent visit of
. Several political observers said the opposition parties — AINRC, AIADMK and BJP — look strong on paper but will have to work hard to overthrow Congress.