Five years ago, the day Ram Nath Kovind swept the presidential election with over 66% votes The Rajya Sabha witnessed a heated debate on the increase” in cases of Extrajudicial executions and assaults on Muslims and Dalits in Country. The opposition blamed for accidents of Ugly violence at the door of The BJP and the ideology of the parent, the RSS.
Kovind, A former president of The Scheduled Caste Wing of the BJP at that time ruling of Thus, Bihar offered Sang an opportunity to reset her terms of links with Dalits community. Many like Draupadi Mormo now as a country first Chief of the tribe, Narendra Modi government Welcome for political show imagination By choosing Kovind.
in first After taking the oath, Kovind said, “The key for India success is its diversity. Our diversity is what makes us us So unique. In this land we find a mixture of Countries, regions, religions, languages, cultures, lifestyles and much more more. We are very different but the same and united.”
But, over the classroom of His presidency, Kovind faced shipment of Reducing the above to mere vulgarity, not challenging governmentEven as the calls were made him to exercise moral presence of for him office on Issues.
billing or decisions on Which the opposition felt that the outgoing president could have interfered, including sudden demonization announcementAnnulment of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the introduction of Citizenship Act (Amendment). Even with speeding up legislation through Parliament without debate, the opposition failed For any deferment from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
On the other hand, Kovind was accused of Going the extra mile to facilitate decisions of The government. In November 2019, for for example , decision To raise the rule of the president in Maharashtra, paving way for A short stint by Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP Chief Minister. Center called special rule to me allow The Prime Minister recommends canceling of Article 356 without prior consultation with Council of Ministers. The decision To lift the President’s sentence at 5.47 a.m. on November 23, 2019.
By November 26, 2019, Fadnavis government has fallen, and coalition of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have taken over.
In 2018, acting on Center advice, Kovind canceled his advice decision About the date of Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati University. been accused of Agree to change without a doubt, despite being the visitor of prestigious university.
Covind subscriber’s address session of in front of Parliament of 2019 general elections also face bomb of The opposition, when he said that before 2014, India was going through “a phase of Uncertainty”, and that the BJP government wanted to me build A “New India” with number place for Incomplete, corrupt, and inertial systems.
covind, who made official visits to 33 countries during his tenure, also praise purchase of Rafale jets (which were criticized by the opposition), praised the cross-border surgical strikes, and called demonization a “decisive moment” in the war on corruption, in his speech. Congress said it was “unfortunate” that Modi government Use the boss’ title as a tool to try and give her credibility false promises”.
Kovind often spoke of his “wonderful journey” during his tenure – a Dalit boy from a hut in Kanpur Dehat who I slept up For accommodation in Raisina Hill. I attribute this to its stability, flexibility and assistance escape poverty through education, first He became a lawyer and then a politician. The father of served two terms in The Rajya Sabha before he became a ruler, then a president.
But, more More than anything else, Kovind’s silence was deeply felt over cases of Attacks on Socially marginalized, especially Muslims and Dalits.
The closest Kovind came to address this was in 2018, speaking in event To celebrate the 127th birthday of Ambedkar, where he spoke up Just to criticize the protests over such issues. “in final Speech in Dr Ambedkar said the Constituent Assembly now has constitutional methods of Expressing opposition, we should avoid Kovind said: in In clear reference to violent protests against Perceived dilutions in SC / ST (Prevent of atrocities).
The same yearcondemned rape and murder of Eightyear old girl in Kathua J & K, which has become societal issuesaying that there was a file need To introspect ‘type of The society we are evolving into.”
in the middle of Violent protests by a few right-wing groups against Padmaavat movie, Kovind in Republican day in 2018 said: “Civil-minded nation built By civic-minded neighborhoods, whether in our cities or villages. where we respect next- Person door space, privacy and rights. Where we don’t bother our neighbors – while celebrating a festival or while going to a protest or on any other occasion.
Writing his thoughts while staying at a resort in Mashobra, Shimla, in In May 2018, Kovind urged Indians to learn from her nature to me live with “sense of Compassion, brotherhood, civility and mutual dignity”, emphasizing that”nature No fragmentation.”
Those who seek the same in His personal life is gone with few flashes of Quiet dignity. Likes in 2020, when is the future of Eid al-Adha, Covind gifted Riaz 16-year-Born from financially weak familya racing bike for help realize his ambition of Become a champion cyclist. First Lady Savita Kovind Masks Stitched During first plank of Covid for prisoners of Delhi shelter homes.
However, for most people, Kovind, 76, was much less than that of Expectations, as provided down and for For example, through first Head Dalit of Country. Even if the president’s hands are greatly tied – with The constitution requires him or her to act in According with Help and advice of the Council of Ministers – President KR Narayanan has pushed the envelope against The government of Today, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee of the BJP, on The Ramjanmabhumi conflict as well as the 2002 Gujarat riots.
– With input from Liz Matthews