Former Congress leader and Ex-Foreign Minister SM Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today at the party headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of national party President Amit Shah. The 84-year-old leader served Congress for over 45 years and then resigned from the party on January 29, 2017 stating that they no longer needs him. Krishna started his political career in 1962, when he joined the Praja Socialist Party and then he joined the Indian National Congress party in 1983, when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister and served under her for one year and then from 1984 to 1985 under Rajiv Gandhi. SM Krishna served as the 16th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1999 to 2004 and was also the 19th Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to 2008.
While his political career under Congress included a lot of ups and downs, him joining BJP has led to people making fun of him on social media. Here is how the twitterati’s reacted to the news of SM Krishna joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-
@ANI_news कांग्रेस युक्त भाजपा
— shivendra parmar (@parmarshivendra) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news bjp is new Congress with old congressmen… Every currupt Congress man will come to bjp and Congress will be currupt free
— Sathish Sarvodaya (@sathpaul) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news iska imandari ka certificate renew hua aaj se , Bhakton sm krishna aaj se sabhi aarop( if any ) se mukt hote hain 😉
— Maa Chuvera 🙂 (@harshalogyyy) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news welcome sir , but be aware this is not Congress ,you have to work here …
— Nagendra (@nagendrapathak) March 22, 2017
No future in Congress.
But is it right to change party for power?
— Vikram Deshpande (@vikramdbgk) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news Another nail in pappu’s “Kafan”
— ashwin (@niwhsac) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news maybe Mr krishna constant for vice president of India in upcoming president/vice president election.
— ದೀಪಕ್ ಉಳ್ಳಿ (@deepakulli) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news उप्र के बाद कर्नाटक की बारी
— Mahesh Gagda (@mlagagda) March 22, 2017
@ANI_news Why BJP takes Congressmen. What Mr. Krishna can change Congress ideology n do for BJP at this age.
— Pankaj Kumar Gupta (@PankajK33688284) March 22, 2017
— Vijay Manthena (@vijaykmanthena) March 22, 2017
While addressing the media after joining the party, Krishna praised PM Narendra Modi and said, “Modi is building a great India. I see a new India emerging,” according to a News X report.