Watch: Why Was Ram Nath Kovind Selected as BJP’s Prez Candidate?

What considerations led Modi to push Kovind’s name as President? Dalit votes? 2019 General Elections?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always a step ahead of his competitors, a style that makes it hard to preempt his moves. Modi has threw up another surprise on Monday, when the BJP announced its choice of Presidential candidate.

While everyone was discussing popular names like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, and Draupadi Murmu as prospective Presidential candidates for NDA, Amit Shah pulled a rabbit out of his hat with Ram Nath Kovind’s nomination.

No one had ever imagined that the incumbent Bihar Governor will have a shot at Presidency.

Why was this surprising decision taken? The Quint’s Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia explains.

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