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I have no idea about Dalit remark by K'taka deputy CM: Siddaramaiah

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Former on Monday asserted that he did not know in what capacity did Deputy G Paramaeshwara made the statement that he was "denied the chief Minister's post because he was a Dalit"

"It is the 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 said he was denied the chief minister's post thrice as he belonged to the community.

"PK Basavalingappa and KH Ranganath missed the chief ministerial post. also couldn't become the CM. I missed it thrice. Somehow, I was made the deputy CM," 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.

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First Published: Mon, February 25 2019. 17:24 IST