Which ruler is credited for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?

Which ruler is credited for the spread of Jainism in Karnataka?
[A]Chandragupta Maurya
[B]Bimbisara
[C]Ashoka
[D]Samparati

Chandragupta Maurya The spread of Jainism in Karnataka is attributed to Chandragupta Maurya. The Emperor became a Jaina, gave up his throne and spent the last years of his life in Karnataka as a Jaina ascetic.

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