BENGALURU: Former Union Minister S M Krishna is set to start his active political innings in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday by hitting the campaign trail. Krishna is scheduled to hit the road to seek votes for BJP candidates in Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-election.
Krishna, who will reach Mysuru on Monday morning would be heading to Gundlupet with senior BJP leaders to participate in a huge public rally and also road shows, said senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok here on Sunday.
Ashok expressed confidence that Krishna’s entry into BJP would boost the party’s prospects not only in the ongoing by-polls but also in the 2018 assembly election.
Accusing Congress of betraying the dalit community, Ashok said after showing the door to senior dalit leader V Srinivas Prasad, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is set to oust one more dalit leader, G Parameshwara from the post of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president on April 10, immediately after the by-poll.
Asserting that his statement is not a loose political statement, Ashok said as the former Home Minister of the state he had his own sources to get the information. “You just wait and see what will happen to Parameshwara,” he added.
He refused to comment on the possibilities of former minister Ambareesh and former MP Ramya joining BJP.