A couple of weeks are left for presidential elections. In the meantime, Yashwant Sinha, who has received the support of the BJP’s Draupadi Murmu and the opposition, has been travelling to several states to win over MLAs and MPs. In order to win votes, Murmu travelled from northeastern states to Jharkhand and Bihar, and Yashwant Sinha is doing the same from Telangana to Jammu & Kashmir.
In actuality, Yashwant Sinha was an active member of West Bengal’s dominant political party, theTrinamool Congress, before he decided to run for president. People are wondering why Yashwant Sinha will not call for votes in the territory of his own party in this circumstance.
There is widespread speculation that Mamta Banerjee is confident in securing the support of all TMC MLAs for Yashwant Sinha from Bengal. On the other hand, it has also been suggested that Mamata Banerjee may not want to put her vote-bank politics at risk by allowing Yashwant Sinha to run for office in Bengal.
The combined opposition proposed Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, and former Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as candidates for the presidency before Yashwant Sinha. All three, though, denied it. Later, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself proposed the name of Yashwant Sinha. The decision to choose this name was made as a result of Mamta’s lobbying. In fact, Mamta was certain that by nominating a member of her party to run for president, she would be able to stand up as the head of the opposition and succeed in retaining the support of TMC MPs and MLAs.