Bengaluru: Congress veteran leader and former Union Minister SM Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. In his statement, he said he was ‘humbled’ for being part of the party which has leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who led the nation to a great height.
However, the 84-year old veteran leader had quit the Indian National Congress (INC) in January after expressing his unhappiness for being sidelined.
After joining the saffron party at its headquarters, Krishna told reporters, “I am humbled today for joining the party which was led by great leaders. I see great India emerging under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ably supported by the party President Amit Shah”.
Terming Krishna’s joining decision to BJP as “timely one”, Amit Shah said, “Krishna is joining the party after witnessing change in the country since Modi became Prime Minister. Since then the party’s acceptability across the country has gone up.
Krishna was Chief Minister of Karnataka between 1999 and 2004. He had served as Governor of Maharastra and returned to state politics after stepping down as Minister of External Affairs in 2012.