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Yashwant Sinha quits TMC for 'a larger national cause' Yashwant Sinha
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Yashwant Sinha quits TMC for 'a larger national cause'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jun 2022, 03:00 pm

Veteran politician Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday quit Trinamool Congress to work for a larger national cause.

He said time has come to work for greater opposition unity.

He tweeted: " 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. "

He made the announcement just hours before the opposition parties are scheduled to meet to decide on Presidential candidate.

Sinha's name surfaced as Opposition scurried for a new consensus candidate – a “non-party” nominee – for the July 18 Presidential elections after Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Monday drove them into a crisis by declining their offer to fight the electoral battle, reports Deccan Herald.