Sinha also dialled Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and reminded him of the commitment that the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) had made.
Several opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and the Left, have come together to put up Sinha as their candidate for the election against the BJP-led NDA's Draupadi Murmu.
Sinha said he was 'proud' of his record as a member of the BJP when it was led by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The BJD is the first non-NDA party to extend its support to Murmu who is set to become the next President of India.
Won't allow light of democracy to dim if elected: Opposition's presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha
Taunting sarcastically at the Modi government indirectly, he also averred that he would not allow the independence and integrity of democratic institutions to be weaponised against opponents.
Interestingly, after the Opposition announced Yashwant Sinha’s candidature, NCP chief Sharad Pawar claimed that the TRS would also support their candidate.
The former Union minister's name came up after Sharad Pawar, Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Farooq Abdullah opted out of the race.
The former Union minister's announcement came amid speculation that his name will be pitched by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He said that the name of the former BJP leader who joined the TMC last year has been proposed as a presidential poll candidate by a few opposition parties and 'three to four' have seconded it.
The upcoming Lok Sabha election will not be a cakewalk for the BJP as it is being perceived by the ruling dispensation and its allies.
Reacting against India’s move to abstain from voting against Russia in the UNSC, Sinha said that such an ‘imprudent’ decision may isolate the country during challenging times in the future
Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha, senior leaders Subrata Bakshi and Chandrima Bhattacharya were made national vice-presidents.
Former Union FM Yashwant Sinha claimed that BJP would not get more than 20 seats out of 58 in the first phase of polling in Western UP.
The former Union minister assured that pre-poll promises made by the TMC in Goa would be implemented if the Mamata Banerjee-led party comes to power in the coastal state.
The octogenarian politician was taken to the SSKM hospital on Tuesday where he is undergoing treatment at the Woodburn Block.