Reacting sharply to former Union minister SM Krishna’s reported plans to join the BJP today, the Congress said that Krishna was committing a big mistake by changing his principles at this age.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Karge said that he was disappointed with Krishna’s reported move because the Congress had honoured him with all sorts of posts in the past.
“The party gave him everything. He was one of the very few Congress leaders, who was provided with all facilities and honoured with all kinds of posts. Don’t know how at this age he is taking this step,” Kharge said.
“I have no idea how did his ideology, which he followed for over 50 years, changed. Few days of life are left and he is committing a very big mistake by changing his principles at this age,” he added.
SM Krishna, who is also a former Karnataka Chief Minister, resigned from the Congress in January this year accusing the party of not being ready to accept any change in its “hereditary” leadership.
Krishna led the Congress to victory in Karnataka in 1999 and served as the CM of the state till 2004. He also served as the Governor of Maharashtra from 2004-2008.
Krishna also served as India’s Foreign Minister from 2009 to 20012.