Whoa! India gets Ram Nath Kovind as its new President who has won over co- contestant Meira Kumar by 65% of the total votes. Backed by the NDA led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Ram Nath Kovind has swept away two third of the votes in the Presidential Election 2017. Since, morning, the counting for the Presidential Election 2017 results were carried on in different rounds. From the result of round one, it was evident that Ram Nath Kovind will be the 14th President of India.
By 4 pm in the evening, the results were made official and the nation congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his victory. On July 25, Ram Nath Kovind will be swearing at the President of India and will take over his new office of profit.
Ram Nath Kovind, the next President of India
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah have also extended their warm wishes to the newly elected President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. He was the BJP nominated candidate for the Presidential Election 2017 of India against Meira Kumar, a nominee of UPA led Congress and other political parties.
More about new Indian President Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind started his career as a Dalit leader with BJP. He is a lawyer by profession and had served at the High Court and the Supreme Court of India for a long time. He was Bihar’s Governor from 2015 to 2017. Ram Nath Kovind hails from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and is a graduate in Commerce. He has also done his LLB from the Kanpur University. Belonging to the humble background, Ram Nath Kovind has ploughed in the fields with his father who was a farmer in Kanpur.
Meira Kumar also contested for India’s Presidential Election 2017
Meira Kumar who lost the Presidential Election of India 2017 was also a Dalit candidate nominated by the opposition party. She is one of India’s first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha who had enjoyed the member of Parliament five-times. She is also a lawyer by profession and an ex- diplomate.
We, wish our new President of India, Ram Nath Kovind all the best and may he serve the country with full dignity, pride and honor other Presidents of India did in the past.