Even though he was not named in the case by the CBI, he was questioned and later made a witness in the case.
A combative Bansal dismisses any link to the corruption scam and has, in recent days, been even offering that he "be stoned to death in Chandigarh's Sector 17 Plaza" if he is found guilty of corruption.
Kirron and Gul had to face the `outsider' tag when they were fielded by their respective parties. Both promised that they would shift base to Chandigarh from Mumbai.
Kirron had to face opposition from leaders and supporters of the local BJP. She was given the ticket by over-looking the claim of three senior local leaders.
They were Chandigarh BJP president Sanjay Tandon, two-time former MP Satya Pal Jain and former union minister Harmohan Dhawan. Kirron is banking mainly on the Modi-factor and her own star value for a win here.