While Shah accused the CM and his ministers of pocketing money released by the Modi government at the Centre for developmental programmes over the last four -and- a- half years, Mr Siddaramaiah went several steps further calling the RSS, Bajrang Dal and BJP men "terrorists".
On Wednesday, Mr Siddaramaiah provoked massive outrage as he likened the BJP, its ideological mentor RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to terrorists, hours after he was described by the BJP as "anti-Hindu".
Addressing the Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivartana Yatre in Chitradurga, Shah said, "The Siddaramaiah Government is indulging in vote bank politics; it is an anti-Hindu government".
The remarks from the Prime Minister's comment came in the backdrop of a bitter war of words between the two chief ministers on Twitter.
The statement comes a day after Siddaramaiah said the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal were harbouring extremists. I had only stated that they were Hindu hardliners.
Speaking to reporters today, Siddaramaiah said, "I had said they are Hindutva terrorists". That is the difference between me and.
Hitting out at Shah, Vadakkan said it was "strange" that Shah called the state government as "anti-Hindu".
Assembly elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in May and the BJP is going all guns blazing to oust the Congress from the state and has set itself a target of 150 seats. "Only Amit Shah ji can do this", he said, adding only people of the state can decide whose government will be formed (in the state).
MV Anil, local BJP leader was arrested by the district police as he allegedly harassed Dhanya blaming her for being friendly with a man of another religion.