As Bhartiya Janta Party announced its Presidential candidate as Ramnath Kovind, all political parties are amazed to hear his name. Hence, This is now fixed. He is going to be our next President as NDA government has got the majority that they have been required. As Telugu Desham Party and Telangana Rashtra Samithi had extended their support to BJP for their Presidential candidate. Hence, this is another step taken by BJP.
Ramnath Kovind born on 1 October 1945 is presently Governor of Bihar. He is a Dalit leader. He is a politician from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). Ramnath is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi. He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce. He completed LLB from Kanpur University. As an advocate he provided free legal aid to weaker sections of society, women and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He also served as the personal assistant of the then Prime Minister of India Moraji Desai between 1977-1978.
Services and Achievements
He joined the BJP in 1991 after serving 16 years as a lawyer. Ramnath has served as the President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He also served as national spokesperson for the party. Ramnath donated his ancestral home in Derapur to the RSS. He was elected and became as Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994. As a member of parliament, he served on the Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Home Affairs., Petroleum and Natural Gas, Social Justice and Empowerment, Law and Justice.He has also represented India at the UN and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.As the governor, he was praised for constituting a judicial commission to investigate irregularities in a promotion of undeserving teachers, mismanagement of funds and appointment of undeserving candidates in universities.
As Ramnath Kovind is educated and is professional in his work. So, I think he is going to be a good President. There will be no choice for opposition to just support BJP. Hence, BJP has played a great Dalit card as he will be going to be the second Dalit President. So, This is a huge opportunity for Ramnath Kovind to prove his credentials.