SM Krishna will join BJP soon, says BS Yeddyurappa
On January 29 Krishna quit from the Congress Party alleging that he was being sidelined in the party because of his age.
BS Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka state president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has revealed on Saturday that former Congress leader SM Krishna will likely to join the party soon.
“He (SM Krishna) has decided to join BJP, when we don’t know, will fix it soon. He is joining 100%,” ANI quoted Yeddyurappa as saying.
On January 29, Krishna quit from the Congress Party alleging that he was being sidelined in the party because of his age.
"What pained me was how the Congress sidelined a loyal worker and cited my age for sidelining me," the former Karnataka chief minister said. Krishna added that he has written a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, apprising her of his decision.
The 84-year-old first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1968 from Mandya. Krishna led the Congress to victory in Karnataka in 1999 and served as the chief minister till 2004. He also served as the governor of Maharashtra for the period 2004-2008. Krishna was made the minister for external affairs in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet, and resigned from it in 2012.