Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is playing Dalit card to retain his post blamed, city Congress committee general secretary C G Shivakumar.
Addressing a press meet here in the city on Friday, Shivakumar said, “Dalits are supporting the Congress from pre-independence days, but now Siddaramaiah, just for the sake of retaining his post and power, is playing the Dalit card. He states himself as Ahinda but he is against Dalit leaders in the party. The way Srinivas Prasad was treated by Siddaramaiah has deeply hurt our feelings. The decision to remove Prasad from the cabinet has resulted in a rift between Dalits and Congress.”
He said, “I have resigned from the Congress membership and will join BJP on January 2 along with Prasad in Bengaluru.”
Another Congress member, advocate Shivanna said he has also resigned from DCC secretary post and Congress membership and would join the BJP.