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Former Union Minister SM Krishna is Joining BJP, Says Yeddyurappa

Former Union Minister SM Krishna, who resigned from the Congress late last month, will soon join the BJP, former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa said on Saturday.

Deepa Balakrishnan | CNN-News18deepab18

Updated:February 4, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Former Union Minister SM Krishna, who resigned from the Congress late last month, will soon join the BJP, former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa said on Saturday.

“He (SM Krishna) has decided to join the BJP. When we don't know… will fix it soon. He is joining 100%,” Yeddyurappa, the BJP’s Karnataka state chief, said.

ALSO READ: Congress Needs Managers, Not Mass Leaders, Says SM Krishna

Explaining his decision to quit the party, the former external affairs minister had said, “Today I feel Congress is in a dilemma about whether they need leaders who have a connect with the people. I feel the party needs no mass leaders. They only need managers."

"My loyalty towards Congress never wavered. They only need people who can tide over the crisis," he had said.

Krishna has served as Karnataka chief minister, Maharashtra governor and speaker of the Karnataka Assembly.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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