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I will not join any other political party: Yashwant Sinha | Latest India News

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

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

Sinha, 84, also said he has yet to decide what role he wants to play in public life in the future. “I will remain independent and I will not join any other party,” said Sinha, who had resigned as national vice president of the Trinamool Congress ahead of the presidential election.



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

NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu, who won the presidential election, was sworn in as India’s 15th president on Monday.

When asked if he was in touch with TMC management, Sinha said no.

“No one spoke to me; I haven’t spoken to anyone,” he said, adding that he had been in contact with a TMC executive on a “personal” basis.

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

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



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