The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that he will not object if the Congress high command wants to appoint a Dalit as the new Karnataka CM but stated that the high command should not impose the decision.
Siddaramaiah in an interview to a Kannada TV said, if dalit CM is appointed without taking legislators into confidence, it will adversely impact governance owing to dissidence.
When asked if the party secures majority and wants to appoint a dalit as the CM, Siddaramaiah said: “I’ll tell them do it. I’m not against anybody.” While he left the decision to the high command, the chief minister told reporters that it will be difficult to impose any leader.
“The party will have to take opinion of the legislators and the high command has to agree to it,” Siddaramaiah said adding “I didn’t face any dissidence in my five-year term.”
Siddaramaiah said, he will restrict himself to Karnataka politics as the party will win more than 120 constituencies. “I hope I’ll be the CM again,” he stated.
The Congress leader while speaking to reporters in Chamundeshwari constituency said, “This will be my last election.” He ruled out contesting any polls in future but he asserted that “Till my last breath I’ll fight for social justice.”
The results of Karnataka Assembly elections will be declared on Tuesday.