"Gowda has not only insulted me, but also six crore people of Karnataka. I am hurt by the remarks made against me yesterday," Yeddyurappa said.
The chief minister accused Gowda of taking advantage of his status as the former prime minister to hurl abuses at chief minister, who is the advocate general.
"I can also make similar caustic remarks. But I won't do that. Let him stop provoking me," Yeddyurappa warned Gowda.
Ruling out any legal action at the former prime minister, Yeddyurappa said sarcastically that Gowda himself was a legal expert.
On the allegation of granting excess land to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE), he said that the JDS chief was trying to misguide farmers.
"Gowda has capacity to project a falsehood as truth. He is trying to mislead farmers. But he will not succeed," Yedyurappa said.
On Jan 10, Gowda used foul language against Yedyurappa over the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Project, promoted by NICE, where farmers were protesting against land acquisition at Hemmigepura village.
"Who is this Yeddyurappa? Bas***d! Who the hell does Yeddyurappa think he is? Does he have any shame? This is the man who hid behind Shobha Karandlaje to save himself. He said he will resign from BJP and join JD-S to become a minister. What is this nonsense," Gowda said.