Monday, June 19, 2017
BJP president Amit Shaw at a press conference today announced the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is the NDA’s nominee for President.
Amit Shaw announced the same after BJP Parliamentary Board meeting. According to sources, Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination on June 23, 2017. He was a lawyer who practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years.
Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader, was born on October 1, 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. He was a Central Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court in 1978. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha twice, in 1994 and 2006, before being appointed Governor of Bihar. He was the general secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj in Kanpur and the national president of the BJP Scheduled Caste Morcha. He has been associated with the RSS and causes related to Dalits for many years now.