Siddaramaiah downplays Krishna's entry in BJP prior to Karnataka Assembly polls

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Days after veteran politician S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Friday said that this would not make much of a difference as the saffron party would yet again be defeated in the state assembly polls. "He has joined the BJP, let him campaign for them. The BJP is anyways going to be defeated," Siddaramaiah said. Krishna, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, lashed out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi saying politics is serious business and not a "hit-and-run job". He also alleged that there is disconnect between the Congress leadership and the rank while asserting that there is no leader in the grand old party who can match Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Krishna's entry boosts the BJP's prospects in Karnataka ahead of next year's assembly elections.(ANI)