In Puducherry, deflated Cong up against energised oppn

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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

Raj Nivas

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

PM Modi

. Several political observers said the opposition parties — AINRC, AIADMK and BJP — look strong on paper but will have to work hard to overthrow Congress.

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