Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has been chosen because the joint Opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential polls. Sinha will file the nomination papers on June 27 at 11.30 am.

On Tuesday, TMC chief Sinha stated that it was time to step except for get together politics and work for a bigger nationwide curiosity. The choice got here quickly after the TMC determined to suggest his title because the joint Opposition candidate for the highest put up.

“I’m grateful to Mamataji for the honour and status she bestowed on me within the TMC. Now a time has come when for a bigger nationwide trigger, I have to step except for the get together to work for higher opposition unity. I’m certain she approves of the step,” Sinha tweeted.

Opposition leaders, who gathered at a Parliament annexe assembly convened by NCP chief Sharad, agreed on Sinha’s title. The events that attended the assembly embody the Congress, NCP, TMC, CPI, CPI-M, Samajwadi Occasion, Nationwide Convention, AIMIM, RJD and AIUDF.

“I wish to congratulate Yashwant Sinha on turning into the consensus candidate, supported by all progressive opposition events. A person of nice honour and acumen, who would absolutely uphold the values that symbolize our nice nation,” Mamata Banerjee stated.

“It’s my agency perception that for all progressive events who share the identical imaginative and prescient for our nation, there couldn’t have been a more sensible choice,” stated TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee.

Earlier, Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Nationwide Convention (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi had turned down presents to be the joint Opposition candidate for the presidential polls.

On June 15, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had known as a gathering of 17 Opposition events to construct consensus for a joint presidential candidate in opposition to the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA). However with numbers on its facet, the NDA is anticipated to make sure the victory of its candidate within the presidential elections.

The polls might be held on July 18 and the consequence might be declared on July 21. The counting of votes, if it occurs, might be held in Delhi.

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