Yashwant Sinha: Opposition's candidate for President of India post
New Delhi : The Opposition has shown their faith in senior Yashwant Sinha to win the upcoming Presidential polls; he will be competing against NDA's candidate Droupadi Murmu.
Yashwant Sinha’s name has been finalized after a lot of discussions; two rounds of deliberations and many informal meetings were held to finalize the name of Yashwant Sinha for the post of President of India.
Tuesday's meeting was chaired by Mr Pawar and representatives from 14 Opposition parties were present in the market. It has been claimed that both AAP and TRS have agreed to support Yashwant Sinha.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh addressed a press conference to release a joint statement and declared that Yashwant Sinha will be standing as the Opposition's candidate for the prestigious President of India post.
The Presidential elections are scheduled for July this year.
Who is Yashwant Sinha?
Born on November 6, 1937, Yashwant Sinha is an Indian politician who has served as the Minister of Finance from 1990 until 1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and again from March 1998 to July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also served as the Minister of External Affairs from July 2002 until May 2004. He was a senior BJP leader before he chose to part his ways with the party on April 21, 2018.
He re-entered politics and joined hands with the All India Trinamool Congress in March 2021; however, left in June 2022 for being selected by the joint opposition as their presidential candidate in the 2022 presidential election.