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Parliament adjourned till 3 pm over Ram Nath Kovind's oath taking ceremony

Parliament adjourned till 3 pm over Ram Nath Kovind's oath taking ceremony

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Jul 2017, 12:02 pm
New Delhi, July 25 (IBNS): The Parliament was adjourned on Tuesday morning till 3 pm as President-elect Ram Nath Kovind will take oath of his office this afternoon.

Kovind will take the oath at the Central Hall of the Parliament at 12.15 pm on Tuesday.

Kovind will succeed outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, who assumed his office in 2012.

A former BJP leader and a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Kovind, was picked by the ruling NDA as their Presidential nominee.

Kovind was the Bihar Governor at the time he was named as the BJP-led NDA's Presidential nominee.

In the Presidential election, Kovind defeated Opposition's candidate Meira Kumar by a margin of 32%. He secured 66% of the total valid votes polled approximately.

Kovind, who comes from Uttar Pradesh, became the second Dalit President of India after K R Narayanan.