Senior Congress chief G Parameshwara right now cautioned the get together’s central management that if a Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) publish is just not given to a Dalit, there could be hostile response and it could spell bother for the get together.
71-year-old G Parameshwara, a Dalit, was deputy chief minister throughout Congress-JD(S) coalition authorities led by HD Kumaraswamy. He was additionally the longest-serving Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief (eight years).
His veiled warning got here hours after the Congress introduced that Siddaramaiah could be chief minister and DK Shivakumar could be his solely deputy.
To a query about Mr Shivakumar having allegedly put a situation to the management that he needs to be the one DCM, Mr Parameshwara stated, “What he has stated may be proper in Mr Shivakumar’s perspective, however excessive command’s viewpoint needs to be totally different. High Command has to determine, we count on them (excessive command) to…”
On whether or not injustice has been carried out to Dalits by not giving a DCM publish to the neighborhood, he stated the folks, particularly the Dalit neighborhood, have enormous expectations.
“Understanding these expectations, our management must decide. If it does not occur, naturally there can be reactions for it. There isn’t any want for me to say it. Instead of realising it later, in the event that they rectify it now it is going to be higher. Or else it could trigger bother for the get together. I wish to inform them to know it,” Mr Parameshwara stated.
He stated he was an aspirant for each the posts of CM and DCM.
“I used to be each chief minister and deputy chief minister aspirant however now we now have to abide by the choice of the excessive command, so let’s examine what they’ll do within the days to come back. For now they’ve made bulletins in regards to the two, we must wait and see how they’ll do justice through the cupboard enlargement,” he stated.
Speaking to reporters right here, he stated, “The excessive command has introduced CM and DCM. Siddaramaiah is changing into CM for the second time from our get together, we count on him to supply good administration. Expectations of individuals are enormous on us due to the promise of excellent administration in our manifesto. I welcome the choice and count on them to take all of us into confidence in giving good administration.”
Mr Parameshwara, who represents Koratagere in Tumakuru district, had misplaced the 2013 meeting polls, when he was KPCC president. He was a contender for the chief minister’s publish then, however as he was defeated, he was made an MLC and a minister within the Siddaramaiah authorities (2013-2018).
Responding to a query about “none of them” (Dalits) having requested for the DCM publish with a robust voice, Mr Parameshwara stated a robust voice does not imply shouting with a requirement.
“We have requested (for posts)…I hope the excessive command will take note of it, as folks have voted for us and have contributed to Congress coming to energy. We should preserve this in thoughts and transfer forward,” he stated.
Earlier within the day, earlier than Congress’s official announcement naming Mr Siddaramaiah and Mr Shivakumar as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, respectively, Mr Parameshwara in response to a query on whether or not he would ask for a DCM publish, stated, “What is there to ask? They ought to give. As I used to be DCM earlier, I count on them to present. Let’s see…”
Objecting to Mr Shivakumar’s alleged demand that he alone needs to be Deputy Chief Minister, he stated, “One particular person alone needs to be in energy (and) others shouldn’t be is just not a proper stand. Everyone has contributed in the direction of the get together coming to energy. All communities have contributed, and naturally, justice needs to be carried out to them.”
Pointing out that Dalits, Lingayats, and minorities have strongly stood by the Congress get together within the polls, he stated the Congress has received in 35 out of 51 Dalit seats.
“Along with that, in two common seats the neighborhood candidates have received, so it’s completely 37. The Dalit votes have made an impression in a number of different segments,” he stated.
In the May 10 elections to the 224-member Assembly, the Congress scored an emphatic victory by bagging 135 seats, whereas the ruling BJP and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) secured 66 and 19 seats respectively.
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