Will not join any other political party: Yashwant Sinha, former leader of the 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 an 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 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 have not spoken to anyone, he said, adding that he has been in contact with a TMC leader 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, said the former finance minister.

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

He had left the saffron festival in 2018.

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