The Bharatiya Janata Party today proposed the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.
The final decision on the presidential’s nominee was taken today at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah, including Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Ananth Kumar, M Venkaiah Naidu and several top leaders.
A lawyer by profession, a Hindutva ideologue by thinking, a dedicated BJP worker by political affiliation and a Dalit leader by caste – Ramnath Kovind is the NDA’s consensus candidate for the post of India’s President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kovind will make an “exceptional President” and his legal background will “benefit the nation”.
In a series of tweets, Modi said: “Shri Ram Nath Kovind, a farmer’s son, comes from a humble background. He devoted his life to public service & worked for poor & marginalised. With his illustrious background in the legal arena, Shri Kovind’s knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation. I am sure Shri Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President & continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden & marginalised,”