"It is fine if the party decides to have a Dalit Chief Minister," he said, according to News18.
The statement comes after exit polls following Assembly elections on Saturday predicted a hung Assembly with the possibility of the Janata Dal-Secular emerging as the kingmaker.
Earlier, he told the media: "This will be my last election."
The Karnataka election results will be announced on Tuesday.
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