President Pratibha Patil's [ Images ] son Rajendra alias Raosaheb Shekhawat is pitching for a Congress ticket to contest from the Amravati assembly seat in Vidarbha.
"I am banking on my work done over the last several years in Amravati, where I have been associated with educational institutions and social work," Raosaheb said.
"My application will now go before the screening committee and I am hopeful of the ticket," he said.
Citing social work like organising blood-donation camps, Raosaheb said, "For the last 10 years I have been in politics through the Congress Seva Dal as Mumbai unit secretary and presently as vice-president of the Amravati unit."
Raosaheb is unperturbed that Member of Legislative Assembly and Minister of State for Public Works Sunil Deshmukh is also a contender for the Congress seat from Amravati.
He said, "There is nothing wrong in my seeking the ticket."