BS Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, said on Saturday that ex-Congress leader SM Krishna will join the saffron party.
On January 29th Krishna resigned from all the posts held by him in the Congress.
Krishna had resigned from the grand old party and Congress Working Committee as well.
The Congressman is said to have written a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi apprising her of his decision.
The 84-year-old first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1968 from Mandya.
Krishna led the Congress to victory in Karnataka in 1999 and served as the chief minister till 2004.
He also served as the governor of Maharashtra for the period 2004-2008.
Krishna was also made the minister for external affairs in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet, and resigned from it in 2012.