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  • All that you need to know about Ram Nath Kovind and why his victory won’t be a surprise

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    New Delhi: Despite Congress led opposition having announced the very competent Meira Kumar as its candidate, Kovind still has way brighter chances of becoming the 14th President of India. Apart from being a Dalit face, Kovind’s image has also been clear and he has generally steered clear of controversy. His nomination was certainly a big surprise for all and set the stage for an interesting presidential election. Here are a few facts you definitely need to know about the next prospective president and his family and also why his victory is definitely confirmed.

    Kovind's birth and marriage:

    Kovind, who was associated with the Koli community of the Dalits, was born in Parakh, a small village in Kanpur village. Ram Nath Kovind's wife's name is Savita Kovind. They were married on May 30th, 1974. They have a son, whose name is Prashant and he is married, while his daughter's name is Swati. Swati’s done B.Com and LLB from Kanpur University and is a successful lawyer.

  • Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

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    Patna: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from his post after he has been nominated as the ruling NDA's presidential candidate. 

  • Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind to be NDA's presidential candidate: Amit Shah

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     New Delhi: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be NDA nominee for Presidential election, addressing a press conference in New Delhi, BJP chief Amit Shah announced his name. 

  • JD(U) to back Ram Nath Kovind despite the opposition nominating Meira Kumar as candidate

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    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) spokesperson, Pavan Kumar Varma reconfirmed that their party will support Kovind in the upcoming presidential election scheduled on the 17th of this month. This statement came after the congress led opposition nominated Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate.

    Meira Kumar, a five-time member of Lok Sabha, the first female Lok Sabha speaker and an IFS officer was nominated because of the Dalit-Card BJP had played. Meira’s father,  Jagjivan Ram was a dalit icon and the opposition needed a dalit figure to compete with Kovind.

    “It was a decision taken on merit after due application of mind and full consultation within the party. We will stick with his choice,” JD(U) spokesperson Pavan Kumar Varma said on Thursday. Despite lalu Prasad Yadav persuading Nitish Kumar to change his mind , JD(U) is continuing to support Kovind. 

  • Kovind did not get entry in President's Retreat, now he can become President

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    New Delhi: On Monday Bihar's Governor Ramnath Kovind was declared the Presidential candidate by BJP. Let us tell you that about a month ago Ramnath Kovind had to return from the President Retreat because he was not allowed to enter. He was on a visit from May 28- May 30 in Himachal Pradesh. The reason for not allowing him to enter into Retreat was that, he didn’t take a prior permission for the visit.

  • NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind gets support of AIADMK & JD(U)

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    New Delhi: NDA proposed Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind got a boost with the AIADMK (Amma) faction, led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced its support to him. 

  • PM to speak on Kovind’s ‘motion of thanks’ debate

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    A source of BJP on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

    The action was initiated on Monday and the motion in expected to be accepted by the House, yet the rulling NDA has a big main part, on Wednesday, following the PM’s reply.

    The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House on Wednesday and the day after. The government may introduce some important bill on Thursday, sources said.

    In his reply, Modi is expected to respond to the opposition attack on his government over a host of issues, including alleged tardy employment generation, the state of economy, agriculture and foreign affairs, among others, and will list its achievements.

    BJP members in their speech have hailed the government for its work in curbing black money, strengthening economy and boosting agriculture, claims refuted by opposition lawmakers in their address.

    The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began on Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.

    (With agency inputs)

  • Presidential Election LIVE: PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah voted

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    The country will soon be getting its next president. Today all the legislators and MPs of the country are voting for the presidential election. The process of voting started from 10 am, which will run till 5 pm. The results of this election will be on July 20.

    Ramnath Kovind is the candidate for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA, while the former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is in the candidate from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

    In this election voting will be held though ballot paper and all legislators and MPs will be given special pens to vote. 

  • Where is the atom bomb's button, Ramnath Kovind will know before the oath

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    Now after the results of the presidential election, everyone is waiting for the oath of the country's newly elected President Ramnath Kovind. The term of the present President Pranab Mukherjee is being completed on July 24. Ramnath Kovind will take oath on July 25. Before their swearing, the newly elected President will be informed of the situation of internal security of the country.