Angry Sidda sends legal notice to Modi, Yeddy, Shah for 'Siddha Raupaiya' jibe

New Delhi, May 7: With just four days to go in Karnataka Polls, the political fight getting durty to dirtier. In a latest, the slugfest between Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and PM Modi- Amit Shah could reach legal domain as  Siddaramaiah has sent a legal notice to PM Modi over his 'Sidda-Rupaiya' taunt during the election rallies in the state. During the election rallies in the state, PM Modi called Karnataka Govt   "sidda rupaiya sarkar" (government that takes bribe). Along with PM Modi,  Siddaramaiah has also sent a defamation notice to BJP President Amit Shah and BS Yeddyurappa.  Siddaramaiah has also threatened to file a defamation case of Rs 100 crore if he doesn't receive an apology. 

Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa to an open debate with him.

"Prime Minister Modi is deliberately confusing Karnataka voters with his bombastic speeches on non-issues. All hot air and no substance. My contest is not with him. It is with Yeddyurappa," tweeted Siddaramaiah.

"I challenge him to an open debate on issues on a single platform. Will he accept? Modi is also welcome," he added.

Siddaramaiah said: "I will speak extempore. They can bring paper. Come on BSY 'avare' let people see who they are voting for beyond the smokescreen created by hot air from Modi-Shah-Yogi (Modi-Amit Shah-Yogi Adityanath) team," he added.

Karnataka Assembly elections are scheduled for May 12.

With IANS Inputs