Chandigarh, Oct. 9 -- Making a come back after an absence of nearly 10 years from the Panchkula political scene, Congress candidate Chander Mohan Bishnoi is struggling to get back his old political support in the city.

A former deputy chief minister (CM) and son of former CM Bhajan Lal, Chander Mohan won the Kalka constituency, which also included Panchkula city at the time, four times in a row from 1993 to 2005.

This time around, fighting for the first time from Panchkula, a predominantly urban assembly constituency created in 2009, Chander Mohan is not only taking on the BJP's incumbent MLA Gian Chand Gupta, but also facing severe groupism within the Congress itself.

The city Congress mirrors the divide at the state-level, which has ...