S.M. Krishna to join BJP on Mar. 15

S.M. Krishna to join BJP on Mar. 15

March 13, 2017

The date is finally set for former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to join the saffron brigade.

Speaking to mediapersons in city this morning, BJP State President and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said that S.M. Krishna would be joining the party on Mar. 15 (Wednesday) at New Delhi in the presence of BJP National President Amit Shah.

S.M. Krishna is expected to reach New Delhi tomorrow (Mar.14) and hold talks with Amit Shah before officially joining the party on Wednesday.

CM in a state of illusion

Taking a dig at CM Siddharamaiah, Yeddyurappa said that Siddharamaiah was under an illusion of Congress candidates emerging victorious in Nanjangud and Gundlupet byelections.

He said that the BJP was gaining momentum every day with the support increasing beyond expectations. “If CM thinks that people would support Congress party only by criticising PM Modi and Yeddyurappa, it is only his dream,” he said. Yeddyurappa added that sympathy would not work in Gundlupet bypoll as people had elected late H.S. Mahadevaprasad for five terms.

Later,  Yeddyurappa visited Shankara Mutt in Fort Mohalla and sought the blessings of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham Pontiff Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamiji. MP Shobha Karandlaje, former Minister S.A. Ramdas and others were present.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “S.M. Krishna to join BJP on Mar. 15”

  1. Anil kumar says:

    The news of Congress stalwart Shri.S.M.Krishna going out of the party is heartening. It is beyond belief.
    It is against the principles he has followed all his life. Couple of generations of youngsters of the time, including self, grew up looking up to him for his leadership and what he stood for-social welfare of all classes of the society, unity and integrity. Whatever differences he had within the party, he should have fought against and remained in the party. He had all the means and support of the party cadre.
    It is preposterous that he is moving to a party in whose principles he never believed, not even an iota of their principles or policies. Atleast, that is what many of the congress party understood. I feel let down, so do many in the congress party. Wish him the best.

  2. Nagaraj says:

    Anilkuamar has written gently. All these years people were of the opinion that Mr.Krishna is a gentle congressman and remain so!
    I am quoting from a reader who aptly quoted from Bharthruhari recently regarding Mr.Krishna’s decision at this age.

    ಹರೆಯ ಸಂದಿದೆ, ಹಲ್ಲುಗಳುದುರಿವೆ , ಅವಯವಂಗಳು ಸಡಿಲಗೊಂಡಿವೆ, ಕಣ್ಣು ಕಾಣದೆ, ಕೋಲನೂರುತ ಮೆಲ್ಲನೇಳುವುದಾಗಿದೆ, ಆದರೂ ತೃಷ್ಣೆಯೊಂದೆಯೆ ತರುಣನಂದದೆ ಮೆರೆದಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಭರ್ತೃಹರಿ ನೂರಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆಯೇ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾನೆ.

  3. Sridhar says:

    I have great respect for SM Krishna as he transformed Bangalore especially Karnataka with bringing in big FDIs and converting Bangalore into IT city. At this age, he should have mentored juniors and retired from politics honourably. Alternatively, the so called BJP all these days said that they believe in youngsters in the party cadres and would like to give mentoring role in BJP itself for Eg. LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and many others, why are they onboarding SM Krishna? I think people are watching both the parties and keep in mind today’s powerful social media connect, they have to tread carefully which ever party them come from?? My wild guess us to lure the Vokkaliga Votes and nothing more…..


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