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#Presidential Polls 2022 : Yashwant Sinha In A Tweet Quits TMC, Amidst Rumours Of Becoming Opposition Candidate

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TMC leader and former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has  said that he will “step aside” from the party to work for the larger national cause of greater Opposition unity.

Sinha was Finance Minister (1990–1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and March 1998 – July 2002 and then later under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was appointed finance minister in March 1998. He was appointed as Minister for External Affairs on 1 July 2002.

As per report by PTI, The former Union minister’s announcement came amid speculation that his name will be pitched by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the joint opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.

“I am grateful to Mamataji for the honour and prestige she bestowed on me in the 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. I am sure she approves of the step,” Sinha said in a tweet.

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