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From quietude to presidential limelight: The journey of Prez-elect Ram Nath Kovind

From quietude to presidential limelight: The journey of Prez-elect Ram Nath Kovind

Jul 20,2017 , 09:16 PM IST | National
His wasn't the name that newspaper readers were familiar with or the face that television viewers knew. Today, Ram Nath Kovind walked away from that quiet past - and into the record books as India's president-elect.
Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan

Jul 20,2017 , 08:17 PM IST | National
Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
KCR congratulates President Elect Ramnath Kovind

KCR congratulates President Elect Ramnath Kovind

Jul 20,2017 , 07:13 PM IST | Telangana
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has congratulated Ramnath Kovind for getting elected as the next President of the country.
AIADMK leaders congratulate Kovind

AIADMK leaders congratulate Kovind

Jul 20,2017 , 07:09 PM IST | National
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President.
Vice President accepts Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha

Vice President accepts Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha

Jul 20,2017 , 06:37 PM IST | National
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of BSP chief Mayawati after she gave a fresh letter.
Modi congratulates Kovind on being elected 14th President

Modi congratulates Kovind on being elected 14th President

Jul 20,2017 , 05:15 PM IST | National
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India and wished him a "fruitful and inspiring tenure".
Ram Nath Kovind vs Meira Kumar: Presidential poll counting today

Ram Nath Kovind vs Meira Kumar: Presidential poll counting today

Jul 20,2017 , 09:45 AM IST | National
While the value of an MLA’s vote depends on the population of the state he or she belongs to, the value of an MP’s vote remains the same at 708.
67 legislators vote in Himachal

67 legislators vote in Himachal

Jul 17,2017 , 05:08 PM IST | National
Sixty seven legislators in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh assembly voted here in the Presidential election on Monday, officials said. One ailing Congress legislator had passed away.
Ministers, legislators vote in Uttarakhand for presidential poll

Ministers, legislators vote in Uttarakhand for presidential poll

Jul 17,2017 , 03:31 PM IST | National
Many senior ministers and legislators in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, cast their votes in the presidential election on Monday.
Several SP MLAs, myself voted for Kovind: Shivpal

Several SP MLAs, myself voted for Kovind: Shivpal

Jul 17,2017 , 03:22 PM IST | National
The bickering in the Samajwadi Party came to the fore during the presidential poll on Monday when senior party leader Shivpal Yadav said over 15 legislators including himself voted for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate Ram Nath Kovind favourite

Parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate Ram Nath Kovind favourite

Jul 17,2017 , 03:14 PM IST | National
India's parliament began voting on Monday for a new president in an election likely to be won by a candidate backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tightening its grip over top political positions.
Telangana Chief Minister casts vote in presidential election

Telangana Chief Minister casts vote in presidential election

Jul 17,2017 , 01:20 PM IST | Telangana
The voting for the presidential election began in the Telangana Legislative Assembly here today with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao casting the first vote.
Bihar lawmakers vote to elect 14th President

Bihar lawmakers vote to elect 14th President

Jul 17,2017 , 01:13 PM IST | National
Voting began on Monday in the Bihar assembly here to elect the country's 14th President to succeed incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee, whose term ends on July 25.
Kovind campaigns in Maharashtra ahead of presidential polls

Kovind campaigns in Maharashtra ahead of presidential polls

Jul 15,2017 , 03:05 PM IST | National
The NDA's presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, arrived here on Saturday for a brief campaign in Maharashtra for the July 17 elections.
Kovind seeks BJD, BJP support in presidential poll

Kovind seeks BJD, BJP support in presidential poll

Jul 14,2017 , 04:32 PM IST | National
NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Friday met the lawmakers of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha and sought their support in the coming presidential poll.
Kovind likely to get votes of seven Tripura MLAs

Kovind likely to get votes of seven Tripura MLAs

Jul 06,2017 , 03:19 PM IST | National
Though the BJP has no elected lawmaker in Left-ruled Tripura, the party-led NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind is likely to get votes from seven MLAs - one from Congress and six Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Ram Nath Kovind: NT Rama Rao symbolizes the Telugu pride

Ram Nath Kovind: NT Rama Rao symbolizes the Telugu pride

Jul 04,2017 , 05:36 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday began his campaign with the tour of Telugu states. After visiting Hyderabad and having met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao earlier in the day, Ram Nath Kovind reached Amaravati in the evening. 
Kovind and Kumar to campaign in Meghalaya

Kovind and Kumar to campaign in Meghalaya

Jul 04,2017 , 02:43 PM IST | National
The NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and his rival Meira Kumar will visit the Meghalaya capital this week to drum up support for their candidature.
Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind begins campaign in Telugu states

Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind begins campaign in Telugu states

Jul 04,2017 , 10:59 AM IST | Telangana
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday began his campaign in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Prez Polls: Meira Kumar rubbishes claims that she has been made 'a scapegoat' by the Congress

Prez Polls: Meira Kumar rubbishes claims that she has been made 'a scapegoat' by the Congress

Jul 01,2017 , 05:49 PM IST | National
Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential nominee, today asserted that she was not a "scapegoat" in the upcoming election to the country's top constitutional post as she was fighting for an ideology.
Presidential poll: Kovind meets AIADMK factions, seeks support

Presidential poll: Kovind meets AIADMK factions, seeks support

Jul 01,2017 , 04:52 PM IST | National
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate for the President's post Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday arrived here and sought the political parties' support in the July 17 presidential polls.
Fourth set of nomination papers filed for Kovind

Fourth set of nomination papers filed for Kovind

Jun 28,2017 , 04:58 PM IST | National
BJP leaders, including union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar, on Wednesday filed a fourth set of nomination papers on behalf of NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Prez election: Venkaiah Naidu files 4th set of nomination papers for Ram Nath Kovind

Prez election: Venkaiah Naidu files 4th set of nomination papers for Ram Nath Kovind

Jun 28,2017 , 01:57 PM IST | National
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today filed another set of nomination papers on behalf of the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation: Rahul

Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation: Rahul

Jun 28,2017 , 12:28 PM IST | National
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar represents the values that bind everyone as a nation.
Presidential Elections: Naidu hits out at Congress for 'ideology' comment, questions emergency

Presidential Elections: Naidu hits out at Congress for 'ideology' comment, questions emergency

Jun 27,2017 , 08:10 PM IST | National
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu will accompany Ram Nath Kovind to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as part of the NDA presidential candidate's nationwide tour to seek support of lawmakers for the July 17 election.
Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar

Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar

Jun 27,2017 , 03:32 PM IST | National
Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country's highest office.
Why didn't Cong make Meira Kumar president when in power

Why didn't Cong make Meira Kumar president when in power

Jun 24,2017 , 08:22 PM IST | Telangana
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya today sought to know why the Congress did not make Babu Jagjivan Ram prime minister and his daughter Meira Kumar president when the party was in power.
Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

Jun 23,2017 , 07:32 PM IST | National
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will start a nation-wide tour on June 25, stopping first in Uttar Pradesh, where he will talk to members of the electoral college that votes for the new president
Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

Jun 23,2017 , 04:15 PM IST | National
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Jun 23,2017 , 12:42 PM IST | National
NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.