President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday took oath as India's 14th President. The former Governor of Bihar, nominated by the BJP-led NDA, won the presidential election last week receiving over 7 lakh votes in the Electoral College and defeating Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. Kovind is the country’s second Dalit President after KR Narayanan. Before becoming the Governor of Bihar, he served as a BJP MP in the Rajya Sabha and headed the party’s SC-ST wing for a while.