Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind Is Nda’S Presidential Candidate

Modi also spoke with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (JD-U), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (BJD), Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (TRS) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu (TDP).
President Pranab Mukherjee with Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating the centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagrah on April 17, 2017 in PatnaADVERTISEMENTNEW DELHI — Springing a surprise, the BJP on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the July 17 Presidential election.
“We have decided that Ram Nath Kovind will be the NDA Presidential candidate,” Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting here of the party’s Parliamentary Board attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders.
An advocate by profession, Kovind was made the Governor of Bihar two years ago after the NDA took power in the centre in May 2014.
Kovind, 72, who emerged as the dark horse, is likely to file the nomination on June 23, he said.

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