The BJP president opened his cards on Monday after the exercise of the exercise for the last several days. NDA has made Bihar’s Governor Ramnath Kovind his candidate, and by doing so, they had tried to hunt many birds with one arrow. The image of Ramnath Kovind has remained as a very calm and sensitive kind of politician, and due to coming from the Dalit community, opposing him will not be easy for the opposition unless they find a better option. Ramnath Kovind has reached Delhi where he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The statement from the opposition that is coming out in this case seems to be that the opposition did not have the slightest fear that in this way, the announcement of the name of NDA so soon it will be announced. It is also decided that the opposition will also drop its candidate.
BJP President Amit Shah said after the meeting of the party’s parliamentary party for nearly two hours, they have decided that Ramnath Kovind will be presidential candidate from the NDA. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior party leaders were present in this meeting. He said that the BJP and NDA have been discussing the presidential elections for a long time.
Shah told reporters, “The BJP has discussed this issue with all the political parties and many sections of society. After the discussion, a long list of candidates was prepared, which was discussed in the meeting of the party’s parliamentary party. “
Kovind (72) can file his nomination on June 23. He said that if he wins the elections then After K.R. Narayanan the second Dalit will be the President. Before the announcement of the name of Kovind, the names of several leaders, including Sushma Swaraj and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, were discussed.
Shah said that NDA allies have been informed of Kovind’s candidature. Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the NDA candidate from Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders about this.
Modi’s Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (BJD), and Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrashekhar Rao (TRS) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.K. Talked to Chandrababu Naidu (TDP) too.
Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu also spoke to party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
Amit Shah said, “Ramnath comes from a dalit family and he has fought a lot. We hope that they will get support of everyone in the election. “ He said that Kovind has done a lot of work for the dalits and the poor.
Advocate Kovind by profession has been the Governor of Bihar for the last two years since coming to power in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in May 2014. He has also led the BJP’s Dalit unit. He remained Rajya Sabha MP for 12 years and was a member of several parliamentary committees. He has practiced in the High Court and the Supreme Court.
Source : NDTV