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SM Krishna set to join the BJP in Karnataka
Another Congress leader is set to join the BJP, this time in Karnataka.

SM Krishna, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, who had recently quit the Congress party is set to join the BJP. Karnataka unit president for BJP, BS Yeddyurappa made this announcement on Saturday.

While Yeddyurappa confirmed that the Congress leader has decided to join the BJP, he did not divulge on the details as to when Krishna will be joining the party.

"SM Krishna has decided to join BJP. We don't know when for certain, we'll fix that soon. But he is joining 100 per cent," Yeddyurappa told ANI. 

Krishna has served as the chief minister of the state between 1999 and 2004. He has also served as the Governor of Maharashtra and as the External Affairs Minister. He had resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party last month saying that the party had neither given him a considerable role in the state politics and nor was the state unit of the party consulting him on key issues. He had also said that the Congress didn't need mass leaders any more.

"They only want managers, who can handle a situation," Krishna had said.

On Krishna's resignation, BJP had announced that if he joins the BJP, it will add more strength to the party. But Congress has dismissed Yeddyurappa's claims and that Krishna will not join the BJP.

Karnataka Energy Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar told ANI: "We have the highest respect for SM Krishna. He may have been hurt, but he is not immature to go to the BJP. What Yeddyurappa is saying is totally false."

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