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 - Very Special Talent: RR Head Coach Kumar Sangakkara Lavishes Huge Praise On Pacer Prasidh Krishna After Win vs RCB | IPL 2022 Qualifier 2

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 - FULL Scorecard of Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2022 Highlights RR vs RCB, Recent Match Report

“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 - Samastipur Shocker: Man Clubbed To Death In Broad Daylight As Dozens Watch

“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.