Next President of India: Ram Nath Kovind meets Modi

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Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who was named as NDA's Presidential candidate, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Monday evening.

BJP President Amit Shah was also present in the meeting.

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Earlier, Kovind thanked the Prime Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party for reposing faith in him for such a big resposibility.

Next President of India: Ram Nath Kovind meets Modi

Earlier, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid a courtesy visit to Kovind at the Raj Bhawan.

Meanwhile, BJP workers were in celebrations mood outside BJP office in Lucknow after RamNathKovind was declared NDA presidential candidate.

Kovind is the Kanpur-born former lawyer is a Dalit leader, known for his organisational skills and is a loyal member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

His official profile on the Bihar governor's website describes him as a crusader for "rights and cause of weaker sections of society specially Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/OBC/ minority..." from his student days.

(With agency inputs)

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