Speaking to media, Buta Singh said, "I do not think I need support of party (Congress) to defend my case. I am capable of it (defending) because I am with the truth."
He also said, "I have saved lives of poor Dalits. And for my entire life since I have been in politics, I kept on raising the issues of SCs and STs in Parliament and outside Parliament. I will not leave the work I have done throughout my life. And for this if anyone ask me to resign, I will not resign, I will give up my life."
"I have served Dalits and extreme Dalits. And in doing that, I caught one very big anti-Dalit and an enemy of Dalit. Enemies of Dalits have now come together with Rama Rao Patil to finish me," he added.
When asked whether he met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said, "Why do you ask me such questions? Why should I meet anyone in this matter? Should I beg? Everybody knows about my past I am working that is also known."