Ram Nath Kovind Elected as the 14th President of India:The country has witnessed Ram Nath Kovind , as the President today. The 71-year old BJP politician who maintains a low profile is all set to become the President of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Ram Nath Kovind is the most favorable candidate for Presidential Elections by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The numbers are stacked in favor of the ruling union nominee Ram Nath Kovind over the opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar
Before even the results announced, Ram Nath Kovind’s win was almost expected. With the backing of at least 40 parties and push him to nearly 70% of the vote. On the event of the presidential election, the Prime Minister had already congratulated Ram Nath Kovind “in advance” and assured him of his government’s support.
His primary opponent is Meira Kumar; the Congress-led Opposition parties supported the former Lok Sabha Speaker which is less than 20 parties. The presidential elections which took place on July 17th saw 100% polling of 11 states.
Counting of votes began at 11 am in Room Number 62 of the Parliament House. Ballot boxes received from states counted in alphabetical order. A total of 8 rounds of counting had happened after that results were announced around by 5 pm.
Total strength of the electoral college is 10,98,903 votes. Ram Nath Kovind should secure more than 50 per cent that is more than 5,49,452 votes for him to be elected as 14th President of India.
Presidential Elections State-Wise Votes division
- Goa: Ram Nath Kovind (500); Meira Kumar (220)
- Himachal Pradesh: Kovind (1,530); Kumar (1,087)
- Jammu and Kashmir: Kovind (4,032); Meira Kumar (20,160)
- Jharkhand: Kovind (8,976); Kumar (4,576)
Total: Kovind (4,97,585); Kumar (2,40,594)
Facts about our new president Ram Nath Kovind:
Ram Nath Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, in Village Paraunkh, UP. He was born to a farmer. His highest qualification is a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and LLB from DAV College which is affiliated with Kanpur University.
After his graduation, Kovind went to Delhi to prepare for the Civil Services examination. He passed on his third attempt but did not join instead he got selected for an allied service and thus pursued law practicing. From 1977-1979, he was Central Government Advocate in Delhi High court.
Kovind practiced law in both Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years until 1993. He also provided free legal service to weaker society, women and poor under Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi. He’s been a Personal Assistant to former Prime Minister Moraji Desai in 1977-1978.
In 1991, he joined BJP. He served as the President of BJP Dalit Morcha from 1998-2002. He is the national spokesperson of BJP. Kovind lost both the elections where he contested from Ghatampur and Bhognipur, UP.
Ram Nath Kovind elected as Rajya Sabha MP from UP in April 1994. He served two consecutive terms until March 2006. He also served as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha House Committee. During his career as a parliamentarian, he focused more on education in rural areas, building school buildings in UP and Uttarakhand. As a Parliament member, he visited many countries.
He represented India at the United Nations General Assembly in 2002, October. He’s been a member of Board of Management of Dr. B. R Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He is on the Board of Governors of IIM, Calcutta.
He is the 36th Governor of Bihar for 2015-2017. On 16 August 2015, the acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Iqbal Ahmad Ansari, administered the oath to Ram Nath Kovind as the 36th Governor of Bihar. The event took place at Raj Bhawan, Patna.
With his humble and honest nature, Ram Nath Kovind is elected as the 14th President of India on 20th July. He will be taking the Presidency chair replacing Pranab Mukherjee on 25th July.