S M Krishna to meet Amit Shah on March 15, likely to announce his entry to BJP on March 20

The move for visit comes after SM Krishna and BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa met at the former's Sadhashivanagar residence on Monday

S M Krishna to meet Amit Shah on March 15, likely to announce his entry to BJP on March 20

The former External Affairs Minister and former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna will visit national BJP leaders on March 13 after his sudden resignation from the Congress.

According to The NewsMinute, SM Krishna will meet BJP National President Amit Shah on March 13 to hold deliberations over the ex-Congress leader's switch over to the BJP. The report also said that Krishna will make a formal announcement of joining the centre ruling party by March 20.

The move for visit comes after SM Krishna and BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa met at the former's Sadhashivanagar residence on Monday.

“When SM Krishna offered his resignation to the Congress earlier in January, the BJP had approached him to join the party. He will join the party as early as possible. This is a big boost for the BJP,” Yeddyurappa said.

Other Congress leaders including Congress MLC D Made Gowda from Mysuru and senior Congress leader, Vikrant Deve Gowda had sent their resignations following Krishna's exit  to KPCC President G Parameshwara on January 31.

Krishna, along with his wife Padma met Maddur on Januray 31 and many other Congress leaders gathered to plead their allegiance to the veteran politician while stating that they woould follow him for the benefit of the state.

“The BJP is banking on Krishna’s ability to bring in as many leaders as he can,” NewsMinute quoted as their source saying.

Krishna during a press conference on January 28 said that he was "pained and angered" the way the Congress has treated him.

Saying the party had avoided him from keeping the post as a Union Minister, the leader had said that his pride was hurt.

“There is a way of getting rid of political leaders. I think the Congress should learn the art of being graceful in whatever they do,” Krishna had said.