Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA) member and government candidate for the forthcoming presidential election Ram Nath Kovind gestures during a meeting with cabinet members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during campaigning in Hyderabad on July 4, 2017.
Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Ram Nath Kovind, a former parliament speaker from India's lowest Dalit caste, as their presidential candidate for the July 17 polls. / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM        (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)