New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind, who was nominated as NDA’s presidential candidate on Monday, has resigned as the Governor of Bihar.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday accepted Kovind’s resignation.
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given additional charge as Governor of Bihar.
Kovind was declared the NDA candidate on Monday after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary board.
Notably, President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ends on July 24. Voting for the next president is scheduled on July 17, while the counting will take place on July 20.