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Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling NDA’s presidential candidate, leaves Bihar Niwas in New Delhi on June 20, 2017.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post. The resignation follows his nomination as the National Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate.

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation, a communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on June 20.

 

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

On June 19, the BJP announced the name of 71-year-old Mr. Kovind, a low-profile Dalit leader and a two-term BJP Rajya Sabha member, as its nominee for President.

The presidential election is scheduled for July 17,. Mr. Mukherjee completes his five-year term on July 24, 2017.

 

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