LS poll: Pawan Bansal confident of victory

CHANDIGARH: Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday expressed confidence of big victory in the General Election.

pardeepdhull@gmail.com

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 19

Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday expressed confidence of big victory in the General Election.

He was talking to mediapersons after casting his vote at a booth in Sector 28.

Bansal along with his wife Madhu Bansal and two sons stood for more than an hour in the queue to cast his vote.

He said the overwhelming enthusiasm shown by city residents for polling is a clear indication that they want change and the Congress is going to win Chandigarh with a big margin. “The Congress is going to form the next government at the Centre as the people of the country have fed up with the Narendra Modi government,” Bansal said.

“The city residents have already decided to teach a lesson to the BJP. Due to the non-performance of local MP Kirron Kher in the last five years, the people will vote for the Congress,” he added.

On the question of Modi factor in Chandigarh, Bansal said it is nowhere seen in the city. Also, the election in Chandigarh is fought on local issues, he added.

“During my visits in the last two months, I found anger within residents after watching the dismal performance of the city in every field. Kher not only avoided the direct debate but also used unparliamentary language against him, which showed her frustration,” Bansal said.

Cities

View All

Despite NGT orders, MC fails to start garbage remediation

It was also told to develop a green belt, build a wall aroun...

Farmers get soil health cards

Scheme aimed at ensuring judicious use of fertilisers

Chief Engineer finds fault with Corbusier

Says Capitol Complex ‘nude’ building, terms it blunder

Feel unsafe returning from library at night, say PU girls

No e-rickshaws, hostellers have to book cab or go in groups

Two jailed for injuring student

Court imposes Rs 1K fine, acquits them of murder bid charges

Investigations to continue despite victim’s retraction

IG told to verify fairness of probe by P’kula police

NSUI members clash with cops during protest

Rally organised against education policy; DTC bus vandalise...

Rains, thunderstorm in Delhi

Temperature is likely to drop after Saturday

DC to take up ROB issue with Chief Secretary

Railways is delaying process to start construction of the br...

Division 7 cops in spot

Victim girl accuses them of bias in harassment case

Gang raising loan on fake jewellery busted, 5 held

95-gram ornaments recovered; 3 suspects escape

SUV rams into stationary truck, driver dies on spot

Couldn’t spot truck in time due to fog at Biza