Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is the BJP-driven NDA’s chosen one for the post of President of India, said senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Monday. Following an about two hour meeting of the Parliamentary party – BJP’s top leadership body – party chief Amit Shah named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA government’s Presidential applicant.
In the event that a decision is held, the BJP and its allies are situated to make their competitor win in light of the fact that local parties, including some from the south, have guaranteed to back the decision organisation together.
As a Dalit and a non-disputable face, Kovind is the BJP’s most solid option to get opposition parties on alert status. He has a place with the Dalit people group Koli and has worked widely in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before being lifted as Bihar Governor.
In the event that chose, Ram Nath Kovind will be the second Dalit Indian President after KR Narayanan. The prior names which were doing the rounds for Presidency included External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Congress, Left parties, RJD and DMK among others are probably going to set up an applicant against Kovind in light of the fact that he is a solid contestant from NDA. Congress may prop up Meira Kumar, a Dalit pioneer and previous Lok Sabha Speaker, as the opposition competitor.
Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, at Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. He was married to Savita Kovind on 30th May 1974. Kovind has a child, Prashant Kumar, who is married, and a daughter Swati. Kovind, a B.Com, LLB from Kanpur University (Uttar Pradesh) has been an exceptionally effective lawyer.
He was Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993, as per his profile on the Bihar governor’s site. Kovind moved toward becoming Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. He had rehearsed in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for around 16 years until 1993.
Kovind was chosen to Rajya Sabha in April 1994 from Uttar Pradesh and served for two back to back terms for a long time until March 2006. In Parliament, Kovind filled in as individual from a few imperative Parliamentary Committees, for example, Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs, Parliamentary Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas, Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, Parliamentary Committee on Law and Justice, Chairman of Rajya Sabha House Committee.