Former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna will soon join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), BS Yeddyurappa confirmed on Saturday.

“He (SM Krishna) has decided to join BJP, when we don’t know, will fix it soon. He is joining 100%, said B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP Karnataka President.

Krishna was earlier with Congress party but the veteran leader resigned on January 28, 2017 from the primary membership of the party.

He had said that he will soon announce his future plans and also his association with the Congress party.

“I will announce about my future plans tomorrow (Sunday), including my long association with the Congress party,” quipped the 84-year-old Krishna, when he was asked about media reports claiming that he is quitting the party and politics.

Reports also said that the 84-year-old politician was miffed with the party members for being sidelined after having worked with Congress for more than five decades.

SM Krishna has served as the Minister of External Affairs of India from 2009 to 2012 under UPA govt.

First Published | 4 February 2017 11:12 AM
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