Minutes after Human Rights activists filed a case against HD Kumaraswamy over the 'kill mercilessly' comment in the shootout order video, HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday has issued yet another bizarre statement terming his controversial statement in the video as 'human tendency of people'.
"It's not a big issue. In that kind of situation any human being will react like that. I have already clarified it. That's why I changed the word also."
Later, after being asked by the reporters on who was on the other side of the phone to whom he was talking in the video, Kumaraswamy dodged the question and called himself 'an emotional person' yet again.
"I am a very emotional person. Any trouble to people in the state I will be available for everybody. The issue is over, according to me. That's why, I told instead of encounter, you please smoke them. That is my final word," said Kumaraswamy speaking to reporters.
However, when he was questioned about comments made by BJP leaders demanding his apology, he resorted to questioning back the party saying, I ask BJP leaders, when Yeddyurappa was running the government then that time police officers shoot two farmers who went to the market to get fertilizers. That is not then a big issue? Why I have to give an apology?!"
On Tuesday, HD Kumaraswamy was caught on camera talking to someone (seemingly a police officer) issuing orders to kill the people, who assassinated JD(S) leader Prakash, in a 'shootout'. He was heard saying:
"He was a good man. I'm hurt because he has been murdered. There were three murders that took place in the past. I'm disappointed. Who are your inspectors? Where was the circle inspector? He was murdered in the middle of a road. I don't know how your handling it. It is your duty. I'm very disappointed. He was a very good man. If needed shoot him. Don't spare such criminals. I don't care about such people. Kill them (assailants) mercilessly in a shootout, no problem".
Several BJP leaders on Tuesday lashed out at the Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader over his shocking comments and demanded apology from him.