The ruling NDA has finalized its candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP‘s nominee. BJP President Amit Shah announced it a little while ago in a Press Meet after BJP’s Parliamentary Board meeting.
Ram Nath Kovind hails from Uttar Pradesh and was elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Uttar Pradesh during the two terms of 1994-2000 and 2000-2006. Ram Nath Kovind’s selection came as a surprise to everyone as his name did not figure in the list of probables until the announcement.
Since he is a Dalit, it will be tough for the Opposition to put up a candidate against him. Polling, if necessary, for the country’s top titular post will take place on 17 July and counting of votes will happen on 20 July. The term of incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee ends on 24 July.