"Prime Minister Modi has always been concerned about the sugarcane farmers and the first thing he did after coming to power was to stop the import of raw sugar. Also, whatever raw sugar was imported for industrial purposes, an import duty of 40 percent was levied on it," he said.
He also said the BJP will restart the local sugar mills which are closed at the moment after winning the Karnataka assembly elections.
"The very first thing that the BJP government would do after winning Karnataka assembly elections is that it will restart the local sugar mills which are closed at the moment," he said.
He also offered prayers at Sri Manikeshwari Matha in Kalaburagi's Sedam Taluka.
Shah also interacted with sugarcane farmers in Humnabad and said, "I assure our farmer brothers that the next government in Karnataka will be of the BJP which will be fully committed to the welfare of farmers."
Shah and BJP state Chief Minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa visited Sharana Basaveshwara Temple in Kalaburagi.
Karnataka is one of the few states where the Congress is in power.