New Delhi:- ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind would be the party’s candidate for the July 2017 presidential election, today at a press meet after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting. The decision was taken at the BJP’s Parliamentary Board at party headquarters here. Among others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah attended the crucial meeting to decide the presidential candidate.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAM NATH KOVIND
Born on October 1, 1945 in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat, Ram Nath Kovind was a lawyer by profession. He practised as an advocate for the Central Government at Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979. He was a permanent advocate for the Centre at the Supreme Court between 1980 and 1993. Ram Nath Kovind, 76-year-old, is now the Bihar Governor. The BJP-led Centre had appointed Ram Nath Kovind as Bihar Governor in August 2015 with a view to woo the Dalits in the state Assembly elections held in December that year.
Ram Nath Kovind was a Rajya Sabha member between 1994 and 2006 from Uttar Pradesh.As Rajya Sabha MP, he visited Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Pakistan and United States of America on study tours. Kovind, a Dalit, was member of the Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST Welfare, home ministry, petroleum and natural gas, social justice and rights, and law and justice. He was also the chairman of Rajya Sabha Housing Committee.
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Ram Nath Kovind was a member of Management Board for Dr BR Ambedkar University, Lucknow and Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Kovind represented India at United Nations in New York and addressed the General Assembly in October 2002. Ram Nath Kovind was the BJP’s SC cell president from 1998 to 2002. He was also BJP’s national spokesperson. Ram Nath Kovind was also the member of BJP’s National Executive Committee as a permanent invitee.