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Yashwant Sinha (born 6 November 1937) is the joint opposition Presidential Candidate of Indian Presidential Election 2022, a former Indian administrator, politician and a former Minister of Finance (1990–1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and March 1998 – July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) and Minister of External Affairs (July 2002 – May 2004). 

He was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party before he quit the party on 21 April 2018. He joined All India Trinamool Congress on 13 March 2021 and he left All India Trinamool Congress on 21 June 2022 for being the joint opposition Presidential Candidate of India against BJP on Indian Presidential Election 2022.

Opposition names Yashwant Sinha as its candidate for Presidential polls

Opposition names Yashwant Sinha as its candidate for Presidential polls
Opposition names Yashwant Sinha as its candidate for Presidential polls

Several major Opposition parties, including the Congress, the NCP and the, TMC, on Tuesday picked former Union minister Yashwant Sinha as their candidate for the July 18 presidential polls.

Opposition leaders, who gathered at the Parliament annexe for the meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to decide on a common candidate for the much discussed presidential election, unanimously agreed on Sinha’s name.

The veteran politician, who has stepped aside from the Trinamool Congress and was earlier with the BJP, will file his nomination papers on June 27.

“We regret Modi government made no serious effort to have consensus on a presidential candidate,” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who read out a joint statement after the meeting, said.

He noted that the initiative to have a consensus candidate for the highest office of the Republic should have been taken by the government.

“We are happy to announce that we have unanimously chosen Yashwant Sinha as the common candidate of the opposition parties for the presidential election, which will take place on July 18, 2022,” Ramesh said.

“In his long and distinguished career in public life, Shri Yashwant Sinha has served the nation in various capacities – as an able administrator, accomplished parliamentarian and acclaimed Union Minister of Finance and External Affairs. He is eminently qualified to uphold secular and democratic character of the Indian Republic and its Constitutional values,” the statement said.

Yashwant Sinha Biography, Wiki

Yashwant Sinha, (born November 6, 1937, Patna, India), Indian bureaucrat, politician, and government official who rose to become a leading figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India and twice served (1990–91 and 1998–2004) as a cabinet minister in the Indian government.

Sinha was raised in a middle-class family in Patna in what is now west-central Bihar state in eastern India. In 1958 he completed an M.A. degree in political science from Patna University and stayed at the university to teach that discipline for two years.

In 1960 Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS; civil service), and in a career that lasted for 24 years he held several posts in Bihar as well as in New Delhi (the national capital) and overseas.

Among his positions were two in what was then West Germany—as first secretary (commercial) in the Indian embassy in Bonn (1971–73) and then as Indian consul general in Frankfurt am Main (1973–74)—and, back in India, joint secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Shipping (1980–84).

Yashwant Sinha Biography Wikipedia
Yashwant Sinha
Born6 November 1937 (age 84)
Patna, Bihar Province, British India
(present-day Bihar, India)
NationalityIndian
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (2021–2022)
Bharatiya Janata Party (1992–2018)
Janata Dal (1984–1991)
Spouse(s)Nilima Sinha
ChildrenJayant Sinha
Sumant Sinha
Residence(s)New Delhi, India
OccupationCivil servant, politician
AwardsOfficier de la Légion d’Honneur (2015)
Websiteyashwantsinha.in

Yashwant Sinha Career

Yashwant Sinha held many important posts in the Indian Administrative Service. In a career that extended to around twenty-four years he gained quite a lot of experience. Sinha served as a Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Magistrate for four years.

He worked as Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department of Bihar Government for two years after which he held the post of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. From 1971 to 1973, he served as The First Secretary at the Indian Embassy in Bonn in Germany. He also worked as the Consul General of India from 1973 – 1974 in Frankfurt.

Having worked in this field for seven years, he gained expertise in matters related to foreign trade and India’s relationship with the European Economic Community. Subsequently, he worked in the Department of Industrial Infrastructure, Government of Bihar and in the Ministry of Industry, Government of India.

Here, he dealt with foreign industrial collaborations, technology imports and industrial approvals. He also served as the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India from 1980 to 1984, where he dealt with ports and shipping and road transport.

Jay Prakash Narayan’s socialist movement of the mid seventies had a great influence on Yashwant Sinha. Though he toyed with the idea of joining active politics, financial instability and bureaucratic prudence made him continue in the service for another ten years.

In 1984, Yashwant Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service and joined active politics as a member of the Janatha party. In 1986, he became the All-India General Secretary of the party and was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1988.

In 1989, after the formation of the Janatha Dal, he became the General Secretary of the party. He served as the Finance Minister from 1990 to 1991 in Chandrasekhar’s cabinet. In 1996, he became the national spokesperson of the Bharathiya Janatha Party.

He served as the Finance Minister from March 1998 to May 2002 and as Foreign Minister till 2004 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry. While serving as the Finance Minister, he was criticized for rolling back some of the major initiatives and policies of the government.

This lead a decline in his ascent, in the Lok Sabha elections which were held in 2004, Yashwant Sinha was defeated from Hazaribagh (now in Jharkhand) constituency in Bihar. Even though he entered the parliament in 2005, he resigned from the post of BJP Vice-President in 2009.

Allegations on Yashwant Sinha

In his autobiography Drohkaal ka Pathik, released in November 2013, former MP Pappu Yadav alleged that three MPs of his Indian Federal Democratic Party got money from the then finance minister Sinha, to join the NDA in 2001. Also, there were allegations against Yashwant Sinha, that he was involved in the UTI scam.

On 4 April 2017, Sinha was detained in Hazaribagh district along with BJP MLA Manish Jaiswal and 150 others after trying to hold a religious procession. On police stopping them, his supporters protested and allegedly threw stones at the police.

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Who is Yashwant Sinha?

Yashwant Sinha (born 6 November 1937) is the joint opposition Presidential Candidate of Indian Presidential Election 2022, a former Indian administrator, politician and a former Minister of Finance (1990–1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and March 1998 – July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) and Minister of External Affairs (July 2002 – May 2004). 

How old is Yashwant Sinha?

Yashwant Sinha is currently 84 years old.

Why is Yashwant Sinha trending?

Several major opposition parties, including the Congress, the NCP, and the, TMC, on Tuesday picked former Union minister Yashwant Sinha as their candidate for the July 18 presidential polls.

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