Former external affairs minister and Congress veteran S M Krishna is all set to join the BJP on March 15. S M Krishna who was officially invited by BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa to join the BJP will be inducted into the party in New Delhi in the presence of Nation president Amit Shah.
Miffed with the Congress, S M Krishna had resigned from the party that he was part of for decades. He had alleged that the Congress leadership in the state had sidelined leaders like him. Oneindia had earlier reported about a meeting between S m Krishna and Amit Shah in New Delhi days before he tendered his resignation from primary membership of the Congress. It had become evident that the veteran politician would join the BJP. After multiple meetings with B S Yeddyurappa, S M Krishna has decided to join the BJP on Wednesday.
S M Krishna while speaking to the media after he resigned from the Congress had brushed aside rumours of his name doing the rounds for vice president. Sources, however, suggest that S M Krishna continues to be a contender for the decorated post. His shift to the BJP is likely to dent the Congress' vote bank in the Mandya region where Krishna enjoys the status of a mass leader. More leaders of the Congress from the Mandya-Mysuru region are expected to follow suit. The loss of a massive leader ahead of the 2018 assembly polls has put the Congress in a spot of bother.