Monday, June 19, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind Announced As NDA’s President Candidate!

President candidate Ram Nath Kovind profile :

Ram Nath Kovind (born 1 October 1945) is the present Governor of Bihar and the NDA candidate for the position of the President of India. Kovind is a Dalit leader and a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party-BJP. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi.

On June 19, 2017, BJP president Amit Shah declared him the NDA candidate for the post of President of India.

He is born in Kanpur Dehat District (Uttar Pradesh). Father's Name Late Maiku Lal. Mother's Name Late KalavatiMarital. Status Married. Spouse's Name Savita Kovind. Children Prashant Kumar, and Swati. Education B.Com., L.L.B. Profession Practiced as Advocate, Hon'ble Delhi High Court for Central Govt. (1977-79). Permanent Advocate at Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for Central Govt. (1980-93). Positions Held Member, Rajya Sabha, 1994-2006. (Elected from Uttar Pradesh)

Member, Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST Welfare, Home Ministry, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Social Justice and Rights, Law & Justice, Chairman of Rajya Sabha Housing Committee.

Member, Management Board for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Represented India at United Nations (New York) and addressed the General Assembly during Oct, 2002.

Foreign Visits As Member, Rajya Sabha, visited Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Pakistan and United States of America on study tours.Present Address Governor House, B. G. Camp, Patna - 800 022.

After graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind had gone to Delhi to prepare for the civil services examination. He passed this exam on his third attempt. He, however, did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus started practising the law.

Kovind was Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government Standing Counsel in Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. He became Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. Had practiced in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years till 1993. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1971 with the Bar Council of Delhi.

He was elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006.

He is a former President of the BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002) and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He also served as national spokesperson of the party. On 8 August 2015 the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar.

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