On Monday, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘Always at your service’ post appears to have piqued the interest of the defeated Opposition candidate in the Presidential elections 2022, Yashwant Sinha. ‘Would like to speak,’ wrote the former Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader’s post.
Yashwant Sinha wishes to speak with Tejashwi Yadav
“Please call me when you are available,” Yashwant Sinha wrote in a public response to Tejashwi, who is currently working with Nitish Kumar to provide jobs to the state’s unemployed youth. The newly formed Mahagathbandhan government has promised to create 10 lakh jobs in Bihar.
Yashwant Sinha’s statement comes more than a month after he conceded defeat in the Presidential elections of 2022 to Droupadi Murmu. Murmu defeated Sinha by an overwhelming margin after receiving more than 64% of valid votes in a day-long counting of ballots cast by MPs and MLAs, who comprise the electoral college, to become the country’s 15th President.
Yashwant Sinha went on to criticise the BJP
Sinha had later attacked the BJP in an elaborate post, saying, “I expressed grave concern about the obvious and widespread weaponization of the ED, CBI, IT, and even the Governor’s office against opposition parties and leaders. These institutions are also being used to engineer defections and destabilise state governments run by the opposition. Such levels of political corruption have never been seen in India. This, combined with the poisonous politics of polarisation, poses a grave threat to India’s democracy and communal harmony.”