‘My rival has the support of a party that does politics of struggle’: Yashwant Sinha ahead of Presidential polls

Yashwant Sinha, Presidential candidate of United Opposition
Image Source: @YASHWANTSINHA Yashwant Sinha, Presidential candidate of United Opposition

Presidential Election 2022: United Opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha on Sunday made a final appeal to all political parties, a day before the presidential election, urging them to vote in their favour.

Sinha said that the presidential election is not about two candidates, but it is a fight between two ideologies. He will take on NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu in the elections to be held tomorrow.

He wrote in his appeal, “I stand for encouraging the politics of consensus and cooperation. My rival candidate is supported by a party that practices the politics of conflict and confrontation.”

“I stand for the defense of secularism, which is a preamble pillar of our Constitution. My rival candidate is from a party that has not hidden its resolve to destroy this pillar and establish majority supremacy,” he said.

“I appeal to you to exercise your vote in the context of the Constitution at your discretion. The Constitution provides that the vote shall be secret but there shall be no party whip, which means you must determine who you vote for. want,” he said in a video shared on his Twitter.

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Around 4,800 elected MPs and MLAs will vote on Monday to elect India’s 15th President, with NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu having a clear edge over opposition’s Yashwant Sinha as over 60 per cent votes are expected to be cast in her favour. Polling will take place between 10 am and 5 pm in Parliament House and state legislatures, for which the ballot boxes have already reached their destination. Counting of votes will take place on July 21 at Parliament House and the next President will take oath on July 25.

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