Veteran Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna, who had quit the party in Jaunary, formally joined the BJP on Wednesday.
Krishna met BJP chief Amit Shah and other key leaders at an event where he was inducted into the party.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, Krishna said “they have taken the country to great heights and this is not an exaggeration.”
“I am grateful today that I am joining the party which was led by the great leaders. I see great India emerging under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ably supported by the party President Amit Shah,” he told reporters after joining the party.
Earlier this year, Krishna has resigned from the Congress.
SM Krishna served as the Karnataka Chief Minister between 1999 and 2004. He had also served as the Maharashtra Governor and even had a stint as the country’s external affairs minister during the UPA government.