India´s ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate
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India´s ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate

Ram Nath Kovind, 71, is likely to become the second Dalit to be India´s head of stateNEW DELHI: India´s ruling party on Monday named a lawyer from the lowest Dalit caste as its candidate for president, a move seen as an attempt to reach out to the marginalised community.Ram Nath Kovind, 71, is likely to take up the largely ceremonial post when the term of Pranab Mukherjee ends next month, becoming the second Dalit to be India´s head of state.The president is voted in by an electoral co

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