Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's presidential candidate

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind at Patna airport. (file photo)

The BJP Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's candidate for the post of president.

Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, BJP president Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board.

He said political parties had been informed of the NDA's choice.

"I hope all will agree to the name," he said at a press conference.

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