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Hollow tokenism or Dalit empowerment: media take on Ram Nath Kovind’s path to presidency
After BJP announced Ram Nath Kovind as its presidential candidate, one question dominated the headlines: Who is he? The low profile Bihar governor was thrust into the limelight after his surprise nomination.
In the run-up to the election, profiles on Kovind noted his humble beginnings and his journey through politics. But a lot of debate centered around Kovind’s caste identity. Many commentators considered Kovind’s nomination a masterstroke by the BJP, as it allowed the ruling party to woo Dalits and pitch a candidate no one could object to.