Former Karnataka chief Minister S M Krishna joins BJP
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 22-Mar-2017

New Delhi, March 22 : After  facing the electoral debacle in the assembly elections of four states Congress party has received yet another nasty jolt as veteran congress leader, former chief Minister of Karnataka S M Krishna has  formally joined the  saffron party .

At  party head quarters in the presence of party Chief Amit Shah and prominent leaders from Karnataka BJP Krishna said that, India has progressed under the leadership of PM Modi. Calling it a very important stop for his political journey Krishna said, "I am deeply humbled that I am joining a political party which has given lot to the country."

84-year-old SM Krishna, accused congress party for neglecting senior members like him who has served the party for 46 years. The former Minister of External Affairs Krishna on 29th January had announced his resignation from Congress and openly blamed the leadership of congress party for neglecting mass leader.

SM Krishna served as the 16th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1999 to 2004. He  was the 19th Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to 2008. He also served as the Minister of External Affairs from 2009 to 2012.