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Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential candidate.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2017 15:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Bihar governor,Ram Nath Kovind,Presidential candidate
Ram Nath Kovind resigned as the governor of Bihar.(AP Photo)

The NDA’s Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, has resigned as the governor of Bihar

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Kovind as the Governor of Bihar, a communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Tuesday.

West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will discharge the functions of the governor of Bihar, in addition to his own duties, it said.

The BJP announced on Monday the name of 71-year-old Kovind, a low-profile Dalit leader and a two-term BJP Rajya Sabha member, as its nominee for the president’s post.

The presidential election is scheduled for July 17.

Mukherjee completes his five-year term on July 24.

First Published: Jun 20, 2017 15:36 IST