India is getting ready for the presidential election on 17 July, 2017. However, counting will be done after couple of days on 20th July. A total of 95 candidates are up for the race of presidential election 2017. However, only two names are at the verge of becoming the 14th president of India. Among which BJP led NDA’s candidate, Ram Nath Kovind is at the top, besides Indian National Congress (INC), Meira Kumar.
Ram Nath Kovind Wiki
- Born – 1 Oct, 1945 (72 years old), Uttar Pradesh, India
- Education – Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law
- Parents – Maiku Lal (Father) and Kalawati (Mother)
- Spouse – Savita Kovind (married 1974)
- Children – Prashant Kumar (son) and Swati (daughter)
- Profession – Advocate and Politician (Currently)
- Political Party – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Ram Nath Kovind Facts
1. Advocate Life
R Kovind, graduated in law from Kanpur college. He passed the civil services examination but he didn’t join and instead started practising the law. Working hard on it he was successful in becoming an advocate. For 16 long years he practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court until year 1993.
2. Ram Nath Kovind’s Posts
Ram Nath Kovind for a year (1977-78) has been personal assistant of Prime Minister of India Morarji Desia. Besides this he also has represented India at United Nations (UN).
3. BJP’s Part
Joining BJP in year 1991, Kovind became president of BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002). He also served as National spokesperson of the party.
4. Rajya Sabha
From the state of Uttar Pradesh, Kovind was elected and he successfully became a Rajya Sabha MP in 1994. He served as MP for a dozen year time until year 2006. Besides this he also became chairman of the Rajya Sabha House Committee.
5. Governor Tenure
Kovind became the 36th Governor of Bihar on 8 August 2015. He resigned from the post of Governor on 20 June 2017, when he was nominated for the post of President of India.