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July 20, 2017

Meet the 14th President of India : Ram Nath Kovind

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The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind was today elected as the President of India. He defeated Congress-led Opposition candidate Meira Kumar by more than 65 per cent of the votes in the presidential election.

With this, the 71-year-old will be the 14th President of India and the Second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position after KR Narayanan who served as the President of India during 1997-2002. Mr. Kovind will be the first BJP member to be elected President.
Incumbent Pranab Mukerhjee's last day as president will be on 24th July Kovind's will take oath as India's President on 25th July 2017.

Note : The Vice-Presidenti election will be held on 5th August 2017 for which NDA nominated Venkaiah Naidu as it's candidate and the opposition picked Gopalkrishna Gandhi (former West Bengal Governor).

Important Details About Ramnath Kovind
  • Date of Birth : 1st October 1945
  • Age : 71
  • Education : B.Com Graduate, LLB Ffrom Kanpur University
  • Profession : Advocate, BJP POlitician
  • Past :
    • Former Governor of Bihar (appointed on 8th August 2015)
    • Elected to Rajya Sabha from UP for Two Terms (1994-2000 & 2000-2006)
    • Former President of BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002)
    • President of All India Koli Samaj
    • Enrolled as Advocate in BAR Council of India in 1971
    • Practice in Delhi HC and SC for nearly 16 years till 1993
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