Addressing a public rally in Davanagere ahead of the state assembly election, Shah said, "On one hand their party President (Rahul Gandhi)talks about uniting Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, on the other hand their Chief Minister (Siddaramaiah) is creating a divide between Hindus. Such a major internal-conflict is not there in any other party."
Following the move, Shah launched a two-day campaign of the state beginning March 26, in order to reach out to the Lingayats and other minority groups.
"There has been a BJP government in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years and farmer suicide numbers in these states have been very low. The suicide cases that have been registered were due to depression and farmers' personal issues," he added.
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12, and the results will be declared on May 15.