President Election 2022: Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, opposition’s presidential candidate, announces separation from TMC


President Election 2022: The country is going to get a new President next month. Yashwant Sinha, who was a Union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, will be the presidential candidate from the opposition side.

Presidential Election 2022: The country is going to get a new President next month. Yashwant Sinha, who was a Union Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government from the opposition side, will be the presidential candidate. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh announced this during the meeting of opposition parties today (June 21). In the opposition meeting, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the opposition parties will go for Sinha’s nomination on June 27. Voting for the post of President is to be held on July 18 and the counting of votes will take place on July 21. On the other hand, the presidential candidate has not yet been announced by the ruling BJP.

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Sinha’s farewell from TMC

Before the announcement of his name as the presidential candidate by the opposition, he had given a hint about it on Twitter. He had tweeted that he is grateful for the respect accorded to him in TMC by Mamata Banerjee and now the time has come to separate himself from the party and work for opposition unity for the big work of the country level. He expressed hope in the tweet that Mamta Banerjee would approve his move.

While TMC had put forward Sinha’s name as its presidential candidate, the Congress and Left parties insisted that the former BJP leader resign from the TMC first so that he could become stronger as an acceptable face. Sinha had left the BJP and joined TMC in the year 2018 and he later became the vice-president of the party.

Pawar, Abdullah and Gandhi have refused the offer

Before Sinha, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi were offered this offer by opposition parties, but all of them turned down the offer. The second round of meeting was held at Pawar’s residence this morning to reach a joint consensus on the opposition candidate, in which Sinha’s name was discussed.

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