Meanwhile, senior politician Naidu and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, 84, have been selected as the joint presidential candidate of the opposition parties. After Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister in 2014, Yashwant Sinha was ousted from the Union Cabinet. It was in this context that the distance between Yashwant and the party increased and he dismissed the BJP. He later joined the Trinamool Congress in 2018. Recently, Yashwant Sinha re-emerged as the joint presidential candidate of the opposition parties. This will lead to a tussle between NDA and opposition presidential candidates Draupadi Marmu and Yashwant Sinha. However, with the support of the ruling YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh and a few smaller parties, Draupadi Murmu’s victory will go to Nalleru.