Who is Ram Nath Kovind?

Ram Nath Kovind is at present the Governor of Bihar. His name was announced at a press conference addressed by BJP national president Amit Shah in Delhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 19, 2017 4:38 pm
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Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has been chosen NDA’s presidential candidate, BJP national president Amit Shah announced at a press conference held in Delhi on Monday. A Dalit leader, 71-year-old Kovind has also served as the head of the BJP SC and ST wings. He has been a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms –1994-2000 and 2000- 2006. He has also been the national spokesperson of the BJP. He had addressed the United Nations in 2002.

Kovind assumed the charge as 36th Governor of Bihar in August 2015. He was sent to Bihar ahead of the assembly elections. He had replaced West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi who was holding the additional charge of Bihar. Kovind practised at both the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court for 16 years.

He also represented India in United Nations and addressed UN Nations General Assembly in 2002.

He was born on October 1, 1945 in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district.

 

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    Kabilan Thakshanamurthy
    Jun 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    "Dalit Politics" in the choice of Presedential candidate,by BJP is not acceptable. He is not at all known,and has not done any Commendable job,in the past to the society,just because he is a dalit,nation has to accept him,is very poor politics.
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      Paul Truman
      Jun 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm
      Bas ? Toh President ? Wah !
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        Swastika
        Jun 19, 2017 at 4:43 pm
        BJP's version of APPEA T.
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          K SEKAR
          Jun 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm
          It is as usual vote banks Politics for BJP. Whether the President is SC,ST or a Brahmin, his contribution to the society will be nil except hosting dignitaries and national flag and could never confront the government's misdeeds.
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            Sujatha Selvam
            Jun 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm
            Ram Nath Kovind, believe me, for the first time in my life, I am hearing this name. Are we short of an intellectual, qualified, experienced public figure?
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              Sujatha Selvam
              Jun 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm
              BJP, sorry Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, wanted a puppet, who can sign and stamp without raising a slightest questio. BJP is afraid of having a person who has the guts to question. They want all their ministers as yes boys, all the news channels as their voice, they should dance to the BJP's tunes.
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                Swastika
                Jun 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm
                In order to portray the party as champion of the downtrodden (?), they have chosen him keeping in view the ensuing elections. He has some connection with HP where the election is due soon and the larger picture is the general election of 2019.. The choice of Modi has been disappointing from the formation of his 1st cabinet. He doesn't like independent and smart persons who might confront him. It is really sad to see even Yogi heaping praises over Modi and Amit Shah in every alternate line of his speech.
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                umesh
                Jun 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm
                It is to appease the Dalits and a blow to Mayawati, he, i am sure is the candidature of BJP and not the candidature of NDA. I person, i have ever heard about, though i am not against him. But, dont they have anybody in our country who would be more acceptable to the public above the indian cheap politiks, huh????
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                  Ishwar
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm
                  look at how BJP troll going, the guy BJP opted has not skills, with that how are going to make our India as cutting edge nation ? when bunch of uneducated unskilled people lead our country.
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                    Mohan2012
                    Jun 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                    Uneducated and Unskilled? Suggest to do your homework before commenting
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