The chief of BJP in Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa told reporters on Saturday that former Congressman S M Krishna will join the BJP soon. Yeddyurappa added that the former union minister had no issues with the offer made by the BJP to him and another round of talks will ensure his induction into the party.
Talking to media persons in Kalburgi of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa said, "Krishna will for sure join the BJP. I am meeting him on Sunday. He has not laid down any conditions and is willing to join the party."OneIndia had reported of S M Krishna's meeting with Amit Shah on January 23, days before he submitted his resignation to Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress leaders in Karnataka had attempted to woo Krishna and convince him to withdraw his resignation but to no avail. The Krishna meet with Amit Shah had sparked off speculations of him joining the BJP and Yeddyurappa's statement on Saturday only went on to cement the same. Krishna's induction into the BJP is likely to cause an exodus from the Congress as far as leaders from the old Mysuru belt and Cauvery belt regions are concerned. This news should come as big worry to the Congress in the state.