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Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind has been nominated by the Bhartiya Janata Party as their nominee for the Presidential elections. The announcement was made by BJP President Amit Shah. Know more about Ramnath Kovind
A lawyer for 16 years, Ram Nath Kovind first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh
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Born on October 1, 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Kovind is a lawyer who practiced at both the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court for 16 years. He hails from a Dalit background.
Kovind With President Mukherjee
He first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. He served for two consecutive terms for 12 years till March, 2006. He also represented India in United Nations (New York) and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.
During his parliamentary tenure, Mr. Kovind emphasised development of basic infrastructure for education in rural areas and helped in construction of school buildings in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand under M.P. L.A.D. Scheme.
Kovind had been election to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh twice, during 1994-2000 and 2000-2006
He as served as a member of several Parliamentary Committees, including Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment among others.
Kovind served as a member of the Board of Management of Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Lucknow and served as Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.