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Ex-Congress leader SM Krishna to join BJP, says BS Yeddyurappa

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 February 2017, 10:57 IST

Karnataka state president of Bharatiya Janata Party( BJP), B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that ex-Congress leader S.M. Krishna will join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

On 29 January, Krishna resigned from all the posts held by him in the grand old party.

Krishna had resigned from the Congress and Congress Working Committee as well.

The Congressman is said to have written a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi apprising her of his decision.

The 84-year-old first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1968 from Mandya.

Krishna led the Congress to victory in Karnataka in 1999 and served as the chief minister till 2004.

He also served as the governor of Maharashtra for the period 2004-2008.

Krishna was also made the minister for external affairs in Dr. Manmohan Singh's cabinet, and resigned from it in 2012.

-ANI

First published: 4 February 2017, 10:57 IST
 
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