Chandigarh, Jan 30 (PTI) Four-time MP and senior Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday formally staked claim to the Congress ticket from Chandigarh in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 4 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Shardul Removes Green; AUS Lead Goes Past 250

The former railway minister exuded confidence that the party would repose faith in him by giving him another chance to contest from here. Also Read - Two Coaches of Jaynagar-Amritsar Express Derail in Lucknow

“I have been living here for 54 years. I have been the secretary of the University of Panjab and University Students’ Council, secretary of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, then got into the Youth Congress,” Bansal said. Also Read - KAR vs UP Dream11 Team Prediction Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021: Probable XIs And Toss Timing For Today's Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh at KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur at 12 PM IST January 18 Monday

“After having worked all these years, I know the people here. I know the geography and history of Chandigarh. I enjoy very good rapport with people in the party and outside,” he said.

He along with his supporters went to the Congress office here and submitted an application for the party ticket from Chandigarh.

“I am fully aware of the complexities of the issues here and I am confident that the party will repose confidence in me once again,” Bansal added.

Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu and ex-Union minister Manish Tewari are also vying for the Congress ticket from Chandigarh.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.