9 Facts About Ram Nath Kovind, The 14th President of India

Updated on 20 Jul, 2017 at 4:30 pm


The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced its candidate for the 13th President of India on June 19, 2017. The decision came after a meeting of BJP’s decision-making body. Ram Nath Kovind’s name was given by Amit Shah. There is not much that we know about our first candidate for the President. So, here are some quick introductory facts about our possible future President.

1. Ram Nath Kovind, born in Kanpur, is the present Governor of Bihar.


2. He is a BJP politician and two-time Rajya Sabha MP.


3. An advocate by profession, Kovind practices in Delhi. He was Central Government Advocate in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.



4. Ram Nath Kovind comes from the Koli community which is classified as Scheduled Caste in Uttar Pradesh.


5. Kovind has been a Dalit leader and has had a long career in speaking out for Dalits and oppressed sections of society.


6. He has also served as the national spokesperson for the Bhartiya Janta Party.


7. After completing law, Kovind came to Delhi to prepare for the civil services examination but failed to pass it twice. His third attempt was a success but he did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS.


8. Speculations are that Kovind’s success will get the BJP Dalit votes.


9. After KR Narayana, Ram Nath Kovind will become the second Dalit to take on the President’s role.


The Prime Minister introduced Ram Nath Kovind to the nation through these tweets:





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