Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday threw a surprise by nominating Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) choice for the President's post.
A former head of the BJP Dalit wing and a two-time Rajya Sabha member, the low-key Kovind, who hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, became the Bihar Governor after Modi stormed to power in May 2014.
An old video has surfaced showing how Kovind, during the ceremony of Nitish government’s swearing-in in 2015, had asked Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav to repeat his oath.
Tej Pratap had read “Upekshit” instead of “Apekshit” which was later corrected by Kovind.
The Bihar Governor further asked him to read the oath again.