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Yashwant Sinha named Opposition’s candidate for presidential election

The opposition has unanimously elected Yashwant Sinha as the candidate for the Presidential election on Tuesday.



Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Yashwant Sinha has been named as the Opposition candidate for the presidential election on Tuesday.

Speaking on the latest development, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, ”We have unanimously decided that Yashwant Sinha will be the common candidate of the Opposition for the presidential elections.

Following the announcement, the Opposition also appealed to the BJP and its allies to support Sinha so the country could have a worthy ‘rashtrapati’.

From West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to congratulate Yashwant Sinha on becoming the consensus candidate.

She also said that Sinha is a man of great honour and acumen. He has every quality to represent our great nation, said Banerjee.

”I would like to congratulate Yashwant Sinha on becoming the consensus candidate, supported by all progressive opposition parties, for the upcoming Presidential Election.”

”A man of great honor and acumen, who would surely uphold the values that represent our great nation!,” wrote West Bengal CM on Twitter.

Presidential Election of India 2022

Earlier on June 9, the Election Commission of India announced that the election for the post of President in India will be held on July 18 while the counting of votes will be started on July 21.

The counting of votes will be held under the supervision of the Returning Officer appointed by the EC in New Delhi.

Notably, the current President Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure is set to end on July 24. The last Presidential elections were held on July 17 and the counting of votes took place on July 20.