Kanpur’s Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s nominee for President

Kanpur’s Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s nominee for President

NEW DELHI (INDIA): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate for the upcoming Presidential election. Currently, he is a Governor of Bihar.nnHe was born on 1 October 1945 at  Paraunkh village under Tehsil Derapur District Kanpur Dehat) is a current Governor of Bihar.nnKovind is a politician from the BJP. He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.nnToday, BJP president Amit Shah declared him the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the post of Indian President.nnHe is a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002) and President of the All-India Koli Samaj.He also served as national spokesperson of the party. On 8 August 2015 the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar.nnSeventy-year-old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Kanpur. The party?s parliamentary board met on Monday to discuss the names for the election.nnPrime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting, and BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj Nitin Gadkari were among those in attendance.

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