SM Krishna meets Sonia

Published: 02nd February 2013 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2013 08:24 AM   |  A+A-

Amidst reports that former external affairs minister S M Krishna may be assigned an important post in the KPCC ahead of the coming Assembly elections, the former met party supremo Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Friday.

Party sources told Express that Krishna met AICC president Sonia Gandhi and held a detailed discussion on the developments in Karnataka, where the ruling BJP government is tottering following Yeddyurappa loyalists deserting the party.

Both the leaders reportedly discussed strategies in the event of early elections to the state Assembly. It is the first meeting of Krishna with Sonia since his resignation.

During his three-day visit, Krishna also met party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and discussed organisational matters in the state.

Krishna has earlier skipped the party’s Chintan Shivir held at Jaipur recently as he was away at Vietnam. There are reports that Sonia may appoint Krishna as chairman of the co-ordination committee or the election committee of the KPCC ahead of the Assembly elections to placate the Vokkaliga community.

Recently, the Central party leaders nominated Veeranna Mathikatti, a lightweight leader from Lingayat community, as chairman of the campaign committee.

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