Presidential Poll updates: Yashwant Sinha is Likely to Contest


After three leaders passed the offer to be the candidate for the presidential race, the Opposition is said to be mulling TMC vice president Yashwant Sinha’s name for the election.

On July 18, sources, the Opposition seems to be in a bit of a struggle to pick their candidate for the Presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to hold its parliamentary board meeting in Delhi on Tuesday where it is likely to finalise its nominee for the election slated to be held. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to join the meeting virtually. On Sunday, The BJP parliamentary board meeting comes a day after party president JP Nadda held a key meet; to brainstorm on the upcoming election in which members of the management team were present.

Meanwhile, with three of its probable presidential candidates declining to contest, leaders of Opposition parties will meet in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon to finalise a joint nominee for the Presidential election. NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, NC chief Farooq Abdullah and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi have so far turned down the offer to be Opposition’s Presidential polls candidate.

‘Time has come for a larger national case…’ Says TMC’s Yashwant Sinha amid President Poll buzz

Amid buzz over TMC vice president Yashwant Sinha being Opposition’s next possible pick for the Presidential election, the leader took to Twitter and said that he “must step aside from the party to work for greater opposition unity”.

“I am grateful to Mamataji for the honour and prestige she bestowed on me in TMC. Now a time has come when for a larger national cause I must step aside from the party to work for greater opposition unity..,” TMC vice president Yashwant Sinha twitted.