New President Of India Is A Dalit, Ram Nath Kovind
New Delhi: So, Pranab Mukherjee is going to be replaced by Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. A Dalit would succeed a Brahmin since the opposition cannot afford to oppose a Dalit candidate who is eminently qualified to be the first citizen.
BJP Chief Amit Shah announced a surprise name for Presidential candidate for NDA. The nominee is none other than Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. Amit Shah announced the name of the future president at a media meet here on Monday afternoon.
Amit Shah has made it clear that PM Modi has a word with Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh before announcing the name.
Kovind was born on 1 October 1945, at a village called Paraunkh,Tehsil Derapur, District Kanpur in UP.
No name for Vice President has been decided until now, Amit Shah said.
Kovind has served two terms in Rajya Sabha. He also represented India st the UN. From 1977 to 79 he was Central government advocate in Delhi High Court and in Supreme Court he served as Central Government Outstanding Counsel member from 1980 to 1993.
He became BJP Dalit Morcha President in between 1998 and 2002. He also served as President for All India Koli Samaj.
Ram Nath Kovind is the presidential candidate of NDA. Kovind is the present Governor of Bihar. Kovind is a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP). He was elected to Rajya Sabha from state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. He was nominated as Governor of Bihar about one and half years ago. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.
The names of three women- Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Governor of Jarkhand Draupadi Murmu appeared in media speculations. The names of Ratan Tata and Narayana Murthy of Infosys were also referred to in various media reports. Ram Nath Kovid’s name was not forecast by anyone. That way it is a master stroke by Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to leaders of all the alliance parties. He also spoke to Nitish Kumar, Naveen Patnaik, Chandrababu Naidu, KCR and other chief ministers.