Yashwant Sinha, a presidential contender for the opposition, receives Z category central security.

Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha given Z+ category armed protection protection . Sinha was the common candidate of the Opposition for the Presidential elections on June 21 .

New Delhi, India, June 24: Official sources said the Central Reserve Police Force has given Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha Z+ category armed protection protection from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday.The steps came days after the CRPF gave NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu Z+ category protection.Former Union Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Yashwant Sinha will now be surrounded round the clock by armed CRPF troops.Sinha was the common candidate of the Opposition for the Presidential elections on June 21.At a meeting, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh declared himself the opposition's presidential nominee.

He was later elected vice-president of the party.The election of the President of India's office is set for July 18, and the counting of votes, if necessary, will begin on July 21.