Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the party of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao , has announced its support to Yashwant Sinha , the opposition candidate in the presidential election .
Announcing the party’s decision, Telangana minister KT Rama Rao said he would be present at the time of Sinha’s nomination.
The TRS had not attended the meeting of the opposition called for the strategy of the presidential election and had not announced its support to Sinha till now.
Yashwant Sinha to file nomination today
Yashwant Sinha will file his nomination for the Presidential election today. During this, many big opposition leaders including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will be present with him.
Sinha has said that if he becomes the President, the NDA candidate will be more constitutional than Draupadi Murmu. He said that he has no personal fight with Murmu, but this election is to save the Constitution of India.
Murmu has filed her nomination on Friday itself.
How has Yashwant Sinha’s political journey been?
Born in a middle-class family in Patna, Yashwant Sinha started his professional career as an IAS officer. He served in this position for 26 years.
Sinha left his job and joined politics in 1984 and joined the BJP through various parties formed from the Janata Party.
He was the first Finance Minister and then Foreign Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government of 1999-2004. He joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2021.
What is happening in the presidential election?
The MLAs of all the states and the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs together elect the President. The value of votes of MLAs varies from state to state, whereas the value of votes of MPs is the same.
The total value of the votes cast in the presidential election is 10.86 lakhs and 5.43 lakhs of votes are required to win the election. The BJP, its allies and supporting parties have a total vote value of 5.57 lakh.
If elected, Murmu will be the first tribal president
As the figures almost seem to suggest, if Draupadi Murmu wins the presidential election, she will be India’s first tribal president . She will also be the first President of the country to come from Odisha.
With this, she will also become the second woman President of the country. Before him, only Pratibha Patil has been the President. The next President will replace the incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind, whose term ends on July 24.