The Telegraph
Monday , June 19 , 2017

Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA's presidential candidate

New Delhi, June 19 (PTI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the post of president.

Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, BJP president Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board.

Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA's candidate for President

Kovind is a lawyer by training who practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court before joining politics in 1994, serving two terms in the Rajya Sabha.

Shah said political parties had been informed of the NDA's choice.

”I hope all will agree to the name,” he said at a press conference.

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