Prez polls: BJP ex-mantri Yashwant Sinha is oppn choice

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The anti-BJP opposition bloc on Tuesday finally settled on Yashwant Sinha as its presidential nominee, describing him as “eminently qualified” to serve as the “custodian of the Constitution” and uphold the “secular and democratic character of India”. Earlier, three of the opposition’s preferred choices — Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Pawar and Gopal Krishna Gandhi — had refused to take the field.