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Will not join any other political party: Ex-TMC leader Yashwant Sinha

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, who recently lost the presidential poll as an opposition candidate, said he will not join any other political party and remain independent

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Former union minister Yashwant Sinha addresses a press conference, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI/File)

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, who recently lost the presidential poll as an opposition candidate, on Tuesday said he will not join any other political party and remain independent.

Sinha, 84, also said he is yet to decide on what role he wants to play in public life going ahead.

I will remain independent and will not join any other party, Sinha, who had quit as Trinamool Congress vice-president ahead of the presidential election, told PTI.

Sinha was the joint nominee of non-BJP parties, including the Congress and the .

NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu, who won the presidential poll, took oath as the 15th President of India on Monday.

Asked if he is in touch with the leadership, Sinha replied in the negative.

Nobody has spoken to me; I have not spoken to anyone, he said, adding, he has been in contact with a leader on a personal basis.

I have to see what role I will play (in public life), how active I will be. I am 84 now, so these are issues; I have to see how long I can carry on, the former finance minister said.

Sinha, a bitter critic of the BJP, had joined the TMC in March 2021, days ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls.

He had quit the saffron party in 2018.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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First Published: Tue, July 26 2022. 12:12 IST

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