Siddaramaiah says he doesn't 'know context' of G Parameshwara's claim of being denied Karnataka CM post due to Dalit identity
Karnataka Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said at an event in Davangere on Sunday that Dalits were being discriminated against at the government level even though their reservation was facilitated.
Parameshwara on Monday alleged he was denied the chief minister's post thrice as he belonged to the Dalit community
Siddaramaiah asserted that he did not know in what capacity did G Paramaeshwara made the statement
He further claimed that it was the Congress who took care of Dalits and other neglected sections of society
Hubli (Karnataka): Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted that he did not know in what capacity did Deputy Chief Minister G Paramaeshwara made the statement that he was "denied the chief Minister's post because he was a Dalit".
"It is the Congress party which is taking care of Dalits and other neglected sections of society. I do not know in what context he (G Paramaeshwara) made a statement like that. It is better you ask him," he said while to ANI.
Parameshwara on Monday alleged he was denied the chief minister's post thrice as he belonged to the Dalit community.
"PK Basavalingappa and KH Ranganath missed the chief ministerial post. Mallikarjun Kharge also couldn't become the chief minister. I missed it thrice. Somehow, I was made the deputy chief minister," Parameshwara said at an event in Davangere on Sunday," he said.
"Dalits are being discriminated at the government level too. Even though the reservation is facilitated, there has been injustice in promotions," he added.
Labour codes unlikely to be implemented this fiscal due to slow progress on drafting of rules, political considerations
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On Sunday, after several rounds of parleys, Channi, Punjab's first Dalit chief minister, was selected for the post by the party high command, following Captain Amarinder Singh's resignation.
Around 18,414 candidates from 5,546 colleges in Karnataka had appeared for the second-year supplementary exam