SM Krishna to join BJP in the presence of Amit Shah

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SM KrishnaFormer Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna, who resigned from the Congress, is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 22 evening in Delhi.

The former Karnataka Congress heavyweight will join the saffron party in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah and other prominent national and state leaders.

BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa has given Krishna’s joining ceremony a miss as he will be away campaigning in Nanjangud and Gundlupet.

It may be noted the BJP is enthusiastic with Krishna joining the party before by-elections to Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly seats.

However, political pundits are not convinced about the former external affairs minster’s vote-catching ability. But the BJP is banking on Krishna to pull it through, especially in the Mysuru area, where it does not have a hold.

In this regard, the saffron party is organising a grand reception on March 23 for Krishna in Bengaluru.

Krishna served as the Karnataka Chief Minister for five years up to 2004 and also as the Governor of Maharashtra.