Yashwant Sinha: This is the journey of bureaucrat-turned-politician and now presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha: This is the journey of bureaucrat-turned-politician and now presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

LiveInfo: Yashwant Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984. After that he got into politics. Joined the Janata Party and started his political career. In 1986, he was appointed as the National General Secretary of the Janata Dal.

Presidential Candidate Yashwant Sinha: Yashwant Sinha is a well-known name in Indian politics. He joined politics from the Indian Administrative Service. In the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he took important responsibilities like Finance Minister and Foreign Minister. Born on November 6, 1937 in Patna, the capital of United Bihar, Yashwant Sinha spent a long time with the Bharatiya Janata Party. After leaving the BJP, he joined many forums and is currently in West Bengal’s ruling party Trinamool Congress. It was Mamta Banerjee who suggested his name as the candidate of opposition parties.

Yashwant Sinha was in the Indian Administrative Service for 24 years


Born in a Chitraguptvanshi Kayastha family, Yashwant Sinha took a master’s degree in Political Science in the year 1958. Joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1960. For 24 years, he worked in many important positions. He was Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate for 4 years. After being an Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bihar, he worked as a Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

First Secretary in the Indian Embassy in Bonn, Germany


Yashwant Sinha Twitter served as First Secretary (Commercial) at the Indian Embassy in Bonn (Germany) from 1971 to 1973. He was the Consul General of India in Frankfurt from 1973 to 1974. After working abroad for about 7 years, Yashwant Sinha worked in the Department of Industrial Infrastructure, Government of Bihar and Ministry of Industry, Government of India. Between 1980 and 1984, he was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India.

Yashwant Sinha resigned from the administrative service in 1984


Yashwant Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984. After that he got into politics. Joined the Janata Party and started his political career. In 1986, he was appointed as the National General Secretary of the Janata Dal. In 1988 Yashwant Sinha was elected to the Upper House i.e. Rajya Sabha. When the Janata Dal was formed in the year 1989, he was made the national general secretary of the party. Yashwant Sinha was the Finance Minister from November 1990 to June 1991 in Chandrashekhar’s government.

Yashwant Sinha became the Finance Minister in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee


Later Yashwant Sinha joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. In June 1996, he was made the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In March 1998, Yashwant Sinha was made the Finance Minister of the country by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was the Foreign Minister till 22 May 2004, until the formation of a new government after the parliamentary elections. He also became an MP from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat. In 2004, he lost from Hazaribagh seat. In the year 2005, he again reached the Parliament. On 13 June 2009, he resigned from the post of Vice President of BJP.

Yashwant Sinha to join Trinamool Congress in 2021


During the assembly elections in West Bengal in the year 2021, Yashwant Sinha joined Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress. On 13 March 2021, he joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of Mamta Banerjee. Mamta appointed him as the national vice president of the party. He had said at that time that this is not a political fight, it is a fight to save democracy. He had said that the country is standing at a crossroads. All institutions including the judiciary are being weakened.

Mamta Banerjee raised Yashwant’s name for the country’s highest post


Now Mamta Banerjee has put forward his name for the highest post of the country and 13 opposition parties have accepted it. In this way, now he has become the presidential candidate. He will file his nomination on June 27 at 11:30. Declaring Yashwant Sinha as the presidential candidate, the opposition parties said, “In his long public life and distinguished career, Yashwant Sinha has served the nation in various capacities – an able administrator, an efficient parliamentarian and an acclaimed Union Minister of Finance and External Affairs”. . He is uniquely qualified to maintain the secular, democratic fabric of India.

Jairam Ramesh read out joint statement


Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said in a joint statement that we appeal to the BJP and its allies to support Yashwant Sinha as President, so that we can elect a deserving ‘President’ unopposed. The unity of the opposition parties established for the presidential election will be further strengthened in the coming months, the statement said. It is noteworthy that Yashwant Sinha’s name cropped up after Sharad Pawar, Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Farooq Abdullah turned down offers to be the presidential candidate .For More Join LiveInfo

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