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Pawan Kumar Bansal

The 58-year-old three times Congress Lok Sabha MP would be making his debut in the Union Council of Ministers.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2006 16:10 IST
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The 58-year-old three times Congress Lok Sabha MP from Chandigarh Union Territory would be making his debut in the Union Council of Ministers.

Bansal, who was in the thick of a controversy only recently, resigned as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee probing the alleged misuse of MPLADS funds even though he has denied the allegation of his having recommended grant for a squash court in Chandigarh in lieu of an honorary membership of the Chandigarh Golf Club.

He started his political career in 1976 when he was made the General Secretary of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress, a post he held till 1978. In 1978 he moved over to Punjab becoming the General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress.

In 1982 Bansal become the President of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress. But in the same year he was elected President of Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress till 1983.