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Yashwant Sinha quits TMC, says time to work for greater Oppn unity

TMC leader Yashwant Sinha said that he will "step aside" from the party to work for the larger national cause of greater Opposition unity

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha

leader on Tuesday said that he will "step aside" from the party to work for the larger national cause of greater Opposition unity.

The former Union minister's announcement came amid speculation that his name will be pitched by supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the joint opposition candidate for the upcoming .

"I am grateful to Mamataji for the honour and prestige she bestowed on me in the . 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.

Opposition parties are set to meet in Delhi on Tuesday to decide on their joint candidate for the presidential polls scheduled on July 18.

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First Published: Tue, June 21 2022. 11:18 IST