Congress drags Ram down into dirty politics
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 17, 2019, 03:30 PM
Honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has been dragged down in the midst of politics in a new low by the Congress. The grand old party has insulted the highest office in the nation by their derogatory remarks, giving rise to a fiery controversy.
Recently elected Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a close aide of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, at a meeting in Jaipur, alleged that Kovind, who was the governor of Bihar prior to his presidential post, was chosen as the candidate by the BJP as he belonged to the Dalit “Koli” community of Gujarat. In order to appease the Koli community, which constitutes a major part of the population of the state, ahead of the Gujarat elections, the BJP fielded Kovind as the candidate, instead of party veteran Lal Krishna Advani.
Kovind had won against Congress candidate Meera Kumar, former Lok Sabha speaker, who also belonged to the Dalit caste. He is the second Dalit President of the nation, after Kocheril Raman Narayanan.
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