Ramnath Kovind has become the 14th President of the country. He has defeated the opposition candidate Meera Kumar by 3 lakh 34 thousand 730 votes. Kovind has got 65 percent of the votes. Ramnath Kovind’s victory had already confirmed in this battle of His Majesty, because the number of voting parties for the presidential election was of the combined parties including the BJP. So voting was just a bit of formalism. Born in Paraunkh, a small village in the Kanpur country of UP, Ramnath became the first citizen of the country at the age of 71.
- Kovind was born on 1 October 1945 in Paraunkh village of Kanpur country.
- He obtained BA and LLB degree from Kanpur University.
- After the law, he started advocating the Delhi High Court.
During the advocacy, he also passed the examination of civil services. he got success in the third attempt. But due to the lower rank he was selected in Allied instead of the main service, which he refused.
Kovind became the private secretary of the then Prime Minister Morarji Desai in 1977. At the same time, the Central Government’s lawyer in the Delhi High Court.
He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1991 and first contested Lok Sabha from Ghatamppur in 1991 but lost. After this, in 1994, BJP sent them to the Rajya Sabha. He completed his two term in the Rajya Sabha. In the assembly elections of 2007, he returned to the electoral fray from Kanpur’s Bhoganipur seat, but then disappointed.
Kovind was far away from the controversy in his political life. Despite being convincing in the field of dialogue, he was seen far away from the media. Apart from the mainstream noisy, he fought for the Dalits. He was also the President of BJP’s SC-ST wing and the party’s national spokesperson.
In the year 2015, he was appointed as the Governor of Bihar and last month NDA’s Presidential candidate was made. He has been considered close to PM Modi. His coordination with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was positive. This is the reason why Nitish Kumar first announced his support when NDA declared him a candidate for the post of President. The NDA quickly became the consensus on Kovind, it could only be due to its impeccable image.
Ramnath Kovind is the first person from the Uttar Pradesh who has become President of the country. Earlier, Mohammed Hidayatullah had been the acting president twice for a part-time period. At the same time, after KR Narayanan, he is now the second Dalit President of the country.