PM Narendra Modi chaired the meeting which was attended by Amit Shah and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari.
Before becoming Bihar Governor, Kovind was Rajya Sabha MP in April 1994 from Uttar Pradesh and served for two consecutive terms for 12 years till March, 2006. Savita Kovind on 30th May, 1974. Modi’s BJP has traditionally been viewed as a party of so-called upper caste Hindus.
The Board members will be briefed about the consultation undertaken by a three-member party committee with allies and opposition parties.
Dalit candidate: Since he belongs to Dalit community, it will be hard for political parties to deny support to him. A release from the Telangana chief minister’s office said, “The PM informed the chief minister (KCR) that a dalit candidate was selected for the President post as per the suggestion made by KCR”. Despite coming from the saffron party, Kovind maintained a cordial relationship with chief minister Nitish Kumar.
He hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He was the Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and the Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.
He had practised law in both High Court and the Supreme Court.
As a lawyer, Kovind took a leading role in providing free legal aid to the weaker sections of society, especially SC/ST women, needy and the poor under the aegis of “Free Legal Aid Society” in Delhi.
Ram Nath Kovind, born on 1 October 1945, Village Paraunkh, Tehsil Derapur District Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, is a current Governor of Bihar. Kovind assumed the charge as 36th Governor of Bihar in August 2015.
Social worker: He has had a record of working for the masses. He served as a member of the board of management of BR Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
He represented India at the United Nations and addressed the UN General Assembly in 2002. However, several leaders are expected to support the BJP candidate.
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