Who is Ram Nath Kovind?


Shah also added that now there has not been any discussion on the names for Vice Presidential candidate. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi minister Venkaiah Naidu have also arrived at the party Head Quarters in the capital.

While addressing the press conference BJP chief Amit Shah stated that "Ram Nath Kovind always fought for the betterment of the Dalits and other backward castes". He was Union Government's advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government's Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. Moreover, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to leave for the United States on June 26 followed by Netherlands on June 27, BJP wants to have a name well in advance to try to bring the opposition on board. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court in 1978. They (BJP) have the complete freedom to choose the candidate, it is the biggest party, they lead the NDA, we have trust in the prime minister... He completed his B.Com and LLB from Kanpur University in Uttar Pradesh.

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NDA's Presdientlal candidate Ram Nath Kovind. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, and other political leaders on the issue", Mr. Shah said. In 1971, he was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi.

If Kovind is elected President, he will be the second Dalit leader to reach the post, after former President KR Narayanan. Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao, Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy have already given their support to Kovind for his candidature.

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Kovind served as a member on following important Parliamentary Committees. The YSR Congress released pictures of its MP (Rajya Sabha) Vijaya Sai Reddy meeting Ram Nath Kovinda in Patna last month. He represented India in the United Nations in NY and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October, 2002. Now the Bihar Governor, he was also once the BJP's choice to fight BSP chief Mayawati's caste politics in Uttar Pradesh.

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