Prez poll: Yashwant Sinha chosen Oppn candidate


Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, was named the joint opposition candidate for President polls.
Opposition leaders came together at a meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar, agreed on Sinha’s candidature.

He was a senior leader of the BJP before he quit the party on 21 April 2018. He joined All India Trinamool Congress on 13 March 2021 and he left All India Trinamool Congress on 21 June 2022 for being the joint opposition Presidential Candidate of India against BJP on Indian Presidential Election 2022.

When the Janata Dal was formed in 1989, he was appointed General Secretary of the party. He worked as Minister of Finance from November 1990 to June 1991 in Chandra Shekhar’s Cabinet