New Delhi: Union Labour Minister and senior Congress leader from Karnataka Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday indicated that he was ready to become Chief Minister if he was entrusted with the responsibility by the party leadership.

"I don't want the post because of my caste (dalit). I am not interested because of long-standing service to the party. If they think that I am fit for the post, it is upto them to take a decision. I will abide by any decision the high command takes," he said answering questions whether he is in the race for Chief Minister's post.

"I was leader of the Congress Legislature Party in 2009 and when they asked me to contest Lok Sabha elections I did. Whatever decision the high command takes, I will abide by it," he said.

Asked whom does he favour as Chief Minister, Kharge said, "In Congress party everyone was capable and whosoever the high command decides we will support."

(Agencies)

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