Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be the Presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP President Amit Shah announced here on Monday.
Ram Nath Kovind (born on 1 October 1945, Village ParaunkhDerapur District Kanpur Dehat) is a current 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 is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.On June 19, 2017, BJP president Amit Shah declared him the NDA consensus candidate for the post of Indian President.
He 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
Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind has been declared as NDA's candidate for president. pic.twitter.com/YzYRl3ZRQo— ANI (@ANI_news) June 19, 2017