New Delhi : Trinamool Congress leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday announced his decision to quit the party, saying he would now work for the broader national objective of greater opposition unity.
There has been speculation for days that Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will project former Union minister Sinha’s name as the joint opposition candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Sinha tweeted, “I am grateful to Mamata ji for the honor bestowed upon me in Trinamool Congress. The time has come when I will have to break away from the party for the broader national purpose of greater opposition unity.
I am sure she (Mamata) will allow it. Opposition parties are scheduled to meet in Delhi on Tuesday to decide on their joint candidate for the country’s presidential election on July 18.