Yashwant Sinha, the joint candidate of the opposition for the presidential election, has filed his nomination today. Several big opposition leaders were also seen with Sinha, who came to file his nomination. The TRS party has decided to support Sinha for the presidential election.
Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav were present to attend Yashwant Sinha's nomination process. At the same time, Mallikarjun Kharge from Congress also joined, while Akhilesh Yadav from Samajwadi Party, Ram Gopal Yadav were present during the whole process. Apart from this, NK Premachandran (RSP), Farooq Abdullah (NC), A Raja T Siva (DMK), D Raja (CPI), KT Rao (TRS) and Nama Nageswara Rao (TRS) including Jayant Choudhary of RLD were also present. .
Yashwant Sinha is pitted against NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu for the post of President. More than a dozen opposition parties declared Yashwant Sinha as their candidate on Tuesday (June 21), the same day the BJP announced Draupadi Murmu as its candidate for the post of President. Presidential elections are to be held on 18 July. Counting of votes will take place on July 21. The term of the current President Ram Nath Kovind is ending on July 24.
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday called up the offices of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh seeking support for the elections. He also wrote a letter to all the leaders of the opposition parties.
Yashwant Sinha tweeted that thanks to him for choosing me as his general candidate for Presidential Election 2022. I am really honored. It is our solemn promise, pledge and commitment to protect the Constitution. Yashwant Sinha said that if elected, I will not allow the independence and integrity of democratic institutions to be used as weapons against political opponents, as is happening now.