Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad on Monday while commenting on Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's statement that 'I am ready to sacrifice CM's post for a Dalit' said echo of national interest of the party.
Speaking to ANI, Hariprasad said,''Siddaramaiah is CM. Maybe in larger interest of the nation, in the light of attacks on Dalits he expressed these views. It is an echo of national interest of the party: BK Hari Prasad, Congress on K'taka CM Siddaramaiah's statement 'I'm ready to sacrifice CM's post for a Dalit'
''Congress is party of inclusiveness. We want to take everyone together. The final decision lies in the hands of party President Rahul Gandhi,'' BK Hari Prasad further said.
Siddaramaiah on Sunday had said that he will not object if the Congress high command wants to appoint a dalit as the state CM but asserted that the high command should not impose the decision.
Voting in the Karnataka assembly election on took place on Saturday. Six of nine exit polls showed the BJP winning the most number of seats, whereas the rest predict that come result day, Congress will be the single largest party in the Karnataka assembly. In any case, the Janata Dal (Secular) will be the kingmaker after the results, according to political observers.