Kumaraswamy while speaking to the reporters said, "I will neither retract my statement nor apologise for it. I made those remarks consciously. Give me some time to expose him fully."
Kumaraswamy earlier commented on Hegde's 'nightly expenses', reacting to which the former Chief defended by saying he had 'only one house and one wife in the last 42 years'. The former CM said, “I did not mean to say anything about his personal life. But when he makes a remark which goes against me, I cannot sit quiet. I will surely come out with evidence to expose him fully."
Hegde's report on illegal mining report had indicted Kumaraswamy and BSY. Kumaraswamy claimed that he was ready for the challenge and was ready for a debate on the charges on a public forum provided Justice Hegde.