Former PM Deve Gowda could be “dark horse” for PM Post: Prakash Ambedkar

Vastavam web: Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar Thursday claimed neither Narendra Modi nor Rahul Gandhi will become the next prime minister and someone from the “Third Front” may occupy the coveted post after the elections. Ambedkar, convener of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), said former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda could be a “dark horse” for the post.

Interacting with mediapersons at the Mumbai Press Club, the grandson of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar sounded confident about the VBA doing well in the elections.

“According to my estimate, no party is going to get a majority and therefore neither Narendra Modi nor Rahul Gandhi will get a chance to become the prime minister. “Someone from the Third Front may emerge as a surprise candidate to occupy this coveted post. Who will be PM is a wild guess as of now. But I foresee Deve Gowda could be a dark horse for the Prime Minister’s post,” he said.

Ambedkar said the JDS leader from Karnataka will be an acceptable PM candidate for the non-BJP and non-Congress parties.