Here’s Why Ramnath Kovind Holds Much Higher Credibility Than Anyone Thinks
Narendra Modi has yet again proven in execution his sabka saath sabka vikaas mantra by nominating Ramnath Kovind as BJP’s face for President. A lot has been already said, so much so that some journalists have already started comparing him with Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee. Ignore the hype of there being no existence of this man, because the truth be told, nobody cares about a dalit leader coming from worse than a poor background. Everyone needs a star, but what about those who are ignored?
Nevertheless, this ignorance will soon be pushed to the back seat because Ramnath Kovind, a man of many credentials (having faced discrimination) will have the power than not many would want a dalit man to have.
On the face of it, Kovind holds much higher credibility than Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil. Here’s how the chart looks like when you compare them directly, keeping their ‘political success’ out of the picture.
You realise that Kovind is a self made man. A man who has been through tons of hardships and is an inspiration not only to the discriminated classes but for the world where people have to struggle everyday to succeed.
I am happy that my future President will be an inspiration and not a mere puppet. I am happy that he will inspire millions of people coming from similar backgrounds as his and making it to the top rank. I am happy that when the world talks about discrimination in India, we will have a President who can shut their false mouths.
Yes, Ramnath Kovind is not a famous man as Pranab Mukherjee, but that also says that he is not a ‘politician’ doesn’t it? Many, like the ones below consider him as no one, but for me he is a fighter…
Firstly, if you do not know politician Ramnath Kovind as a journalist, it is understandable, but the joke is on you if you don’t know about the governor of Bihar, who has been so for two consecutive years. Never mind, I shall enlighten you then.
Ramnath was born in the Kanpur District of Uttar Pradesh, the state that gave India 9 Prime Ministers, but not even a single President.
DAV Kanpur — The College of Stalwarts
Born to a farmer, Kovind was the youngest of all the three brothers. He completed his graduation in commerce from DAV Kanpur. This is the same college where stalwarts like Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had studied.
He also completed his law from DAV Law College. He went on to clear the UPSC exam but chose to practice law instead.
Kovind became a Rajya Sabha MP in 1994 from Uttar Pradesh and served for two consecutive terms until March 2006. He was a central government advocate in Delhi HC from 1977 to 1979. He also represented the Central Government Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.
Kovind protested along with SC/ST employees in 1997 against orders of the Centre which affected their interests. Later, Atal Bihari Vajpayee government made the constitutional amendments to nullify the order.
Kovind’s work in the field of education is well known in his state and community. He has been a leader in fighting for free legal aid to the weaker sections of the society, especially SC/ST women and poor girls, under the Free Legal Aid Society in Delhi.
Extensive Political Experience
Kovind has been a Rajya Sabha member for 12 years, where he headed many parliamentary committee, most important among them were the committee on the welfare of scheduled castes/tribes, parliamentary panel on social justice & empowerment and and also the committee on law and justice. Currently, he is serving as Bihar’s Governor.
Kovind practiced law in High Court and Supreme Court for 16 straight years. This played a big role for him to get selected. He also addressed the UN General Assembly in 2002 representing India at the United Nations.
His experience will be very fruitful while acting on legal procedures after he becomes the the 14th President of India.
Not even a single finger has been raised against Kovind. He has not only been on various positions within the BJP, but has also chaired many Rajya Sabha Committees. His sacrosanct image has never bore a spot of corruption or allegations of any kind.
The Dogs Shall Bark
Just because some journalists did not hear his name, haven’t read about him as much, haven’t seen him much on TV or haven’t heard a lot on social media, does that mean that the man holds no caliber? Pratibha Patil was a true disaster because she hardly had any experience and comparing a man like Ramnath Kovind with her, is not only funny, but also ridiculous.
India shall be proud to have a President like you Sir, Ramnath Kovind. We are eagerly waiting for your first speech as the President of this great country.