WATCH: Congress Goes After President Kovind, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Drags In 'caste Factor' Questioning His Selection Over LK Advani

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The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Wednesday made a shocking comment on the appointment of Ram Nath Kovind as the President of India.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Wednesday made a shocking comment on the appointment of Ram Nath Kovind as the President of India. Dragging in the President during his address to the media, the Congress leader said that 'Ram Nath Kovind was made the President to fit in caste factor and LK Advani was left behind'. 

"Log toh yaha tak kehte hai ke Ram Nath Kovind, Rashtrapati ji ka chuna, aur kal hi mai article padh raha tha, kyuki chunav Gujarat ke aarahe the aur vo ghabra rahe the ke humare sarkar Gujarat mai na ban jaye toh ek ke baad ek Amit Shah Ji ke hathkande samne aaye. Unhone salha de hoge, mera aisa manna hai, ke Ram Nath Kovind ji ko Rashtrapati banaya jaye jaati samvidhan bithane ke liye. Aur Advani sahib chut gaye. Desh umeed kar raha the ke ab Advani sahab ko vo samman milega jiske vo haqdar hai. Vanchi" 

(People say that the selection of Rashtrapati Ji, Ram Nath Kovind, infact I was reading an article yesterday that it was the time when Gujarat was ready to go under polls and they (BJP) was fearful that Congress will form its government in the state. At that time, one after the other, Amit Shah revealed his gimmicks. I believe that it was upon his advice that Ram Nath Kovind was appointed as President to fit in caste factor. And Advani Sahab was left. The nation was hoping that Advani Ji will finally be regarded with the honour he deserved. Deprived.)

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A lawyer, veteran political representative and an ardent, Ram Nath Kovind assumed office of the 14th President of India on July 25, 2017. 

Prior to that Kovind served as the 36th Governor of the state of Bihar from August 16, 2015 to June 20, 2017. President Kovind completed his school education in Kanpur and pursued higher education in Kanpur University for receiving the degrees of B.Com and LL.B. He enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1971.President Kovind was Counsel of Union Government in the Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979. He became an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. Thereafter, from 1980 to 1993, he was the Union Government’s Standing Counsel in Supreme Court. He practised at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for 16 years till 1993.

Positions Held

  • 1977-1979: Union Government Counsel at the Delhi High Court
  • 1980-1993: Union Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court
  • 1994-2006: Member of the Rajya Sabha, representing state of Uttar Pradesh
  • 2015-2017: Governor of Bihar
  • 2017-Present: President of India



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