Ram Nath Kovind

A whole lot of wishes are coming to Mr. Ram Nath Kovind after BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) led NDA nominated him for the Presidential elections, to be held on 17th July 2017. BJP’s pick for President is a present Bihar Governer and a well-known Dalit leader. Though there are opposing factors to this man who once lead BJP and being the caste as the factor and expressing thoughts by some of the parties to not blindly vote for him, there has been still a lot of commotion and pressure on the NDA led government which finally decided on this.

Mr. Kovind has served as a a member of several parliamentary committees such as the Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes and the Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment. He has represented India at the United Nations in New York. He also has worked as a top aide to former Prime Minister Morarji Desai. Mr. Kovind, a farmer’s son became the Governor of Bihar three years ago.

Instead of considering the fact related to the caste, which is obnoxious, one needs to understand here that, it is a process of electing the head of the nation and hence rather than going by any ‘inclined’ view in terms of any creed or caste, be it the opposition parties or any other, there should be a sensitivity towards commemorating and adhering to the decision based on the qualification of the candidature.

Bihar Governor, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind who is now announced as the nominee for the candidature of the President is a lawyer by profession. The 71 year old leader hails from Kanpur rural district.

Reports state that the Left parties would put in their own candidate, however, the  Janata Dal (United) and Bahujan Samaj Party may probably not oppose the decision of Shree Narendra Modi as they both have good Dalit support base.

Reports said that even though PM Modi had personally told Sonia Gandhi about their choice of candidate for the said President’s election, senior leader Mr. Azad felt and charged BJP that it was more of an information given by the party rather than a discussion which was supposed to be undertaken.

Sitaram Yechury, Left leader stressing on this charge made by Congress. “Opposition parties will meet on June 22 (Thursday) at 4:30 pm to come to a common stand,” he said.

The Sena leader Sanjay Raut, shared a similar view of that of Congress, where he said, “We were not given the name earlier, we have been given it only now”. Finally, we all know that it has become a habit by Congress to oppose all the moves of BJP government.

Nominations for President are to close on June 28 and an election as per the sources will be held on July 17.

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