Though development remained part of the political discourse, it was overtaken by a match between the two parties over corruption. PM Modi repeatedly addressed the Siddaramaiah government as "seedha rupaiah government" (a government that takes bribes for work) and "10 per cent commission government". Provoked, Siddaramaiah first called the Modi dispensation a "90 per cent commission government" and then served legal notices to PM Modi and BJP chief Shah, demanding an apology and threatening to file Rs. 100 crore civil and criminal defamation suit if they did not tender it. PM Modi and Mr Shah also raised the issue of killing of RSS and BJP workers allegedly by SDPI, an Islamist political party floated by the Popular Front of India, which the prime minister said was the "abc of communalism".
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