After months of wait and debate, BJP President Amit Shah has finally declared the name of its party’s presidential candidate and it is barely-known Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind. Just after the announcement, the social media was abuzz with Kovind’s name all over the internet.
The decision came in a surprising turn of events. Several names like RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj were doing rounds. But finally, the BJP proposed the name of Kovind, a 70-year-old, as their candidate.
Here’s how social media reacted on Ram Nath Kovind being the BJP’s presidential candidate:
Rubber stamp hi hona tha. Could have picked someone of greater distinction. Hoping VP pick will be better
— Samrat X (@MrSamratX) June 19, 2017
By choosing Pratibha Patil UPA established that just anybody could be President of India. BJP now takes it forward with another unknown
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 19, 2017
No political party can oppose a Dalit for president; an uninspiring choice but politically strategic.Wish the new Prez well! #RamnathKovind
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 19, 2017
Killing two birds with one stone, it will woo Dalit voters as well as stop opposition as they can't afford to oppose a dalit.#RamnathKovind
— मुदित अग्रवाल (@muditag85) June 19, 2017
i am googling for Ramnath Kovind now, so that i can pretend to be expert about him during office coffee break #RamnathKovind
— rightuuu vidu (@Bala217) June 19, 2017
— संदेश सामंत | Sandesh Samant (@sandesh_samant) June 19, 2017
RT if you are furiously googling who is Bihar governor….#RamnathKovind
— Rohit Pradhan (@Retributions) June 19, 2017