S.M. Krishna joins BJP


New Delhi: In a big jolt to Congress, Former Union External Affairs Minister and Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna joined BJP on Wednesday.

Notably, on January, Krishna (84) quit the Congress and said that he was being sidelined in the party because of his age.

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.

Krishna was the External Affairs Minister in the second UPA government from 2009 to 2012 after his stint as the Maharashtra Governor from 2004 to 2008 and Karnataka’s Chief Minister from 1999 to 2004.

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