The presidential poll was done on June 17, and the results are out now.
Five more days to go and on July 25 our 14th President of India will be sworn in. Yes, on July 20 an official announcement was made that Ram Nath Kovind has been declared as the successor of Pranab Mukherjee. It was not an easy fight for the former governor of Bihar who was stood against Meira Kumar, yet at last, the decision was in his favour. The NDA candidate was government-backed and won the same by more than two-third of the electoral votes. It is said that even before the announcement was made, extra security had arrived at his Delhi residence and celebrations had already started in his hometown Derapur, Uttar Pradesh.
Enough of the details about his win, let me take you through the memorable moments the next President of India has shared with our very own Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. You might be unaware of the bond both the leaders share with each other, right? So, let's have a look at the tweets pouring in some limelight on their 20 long years friendship.
Ram whose father is a farmer, always preferred to stay grounded to his roots until BJP leaders supported the politician with his rise to the presidency.
Mr Kovind not only served two terms in Rajya Sabha later but also has practised as a lawyer in High Court and Supreme Court.
The ruling government was facing a lot of backlashes since the nominations had been filed in June. Therefore, it can be presumed that this is Modi's strategy to divide the opposition and keep the nation together as well. In this way, he'll also get support from backward castes and make the government capable of consolidating their power.
Wondering how? This is how it happened.
Nitish Kumar, CM of Bihar broke his alliances and partnered with Shiv Sena in order to support Ram Nath.
K. R. Narayanan was the first Dalit to become the 10th President of India, and now, Nath will turn out to be the second Dalit to acquire the status.
A total of 32 polling stations were there nationwide to cast a vote, one was in the Parliament House, two in union territories and the rest in 29 state assemblies each.
According to the election authorities, this was the first time when the highest number of votes were cast; nearly 99 percent.
On July 17, the first ballot box was opened in the Parliament House at 11 o'clock, and then the other boxes were received from different places.
After the announcement, Nath said, "We have fought a principled fight, we are fighting for values that most people of the country believe in."
Ram Nath Kovind had represented India at United Nations, New York, when he was working as a top aide to former Prime Minister Morarji Desai. Other than that, he's been a part of several Parliamentary Committees including Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Social Justice and Empowerment, and Law and Justice.