Gulbarga (Karnataka) [India], Jan. 29 : Expressing shock over the resignation of former external affairs minister and senior Congress leader S.M. Krishna, former Karnataka chief minister Dharam Singh has said the incident shreds light on the internal disturbance that has been percolating within the state party unit.
When asked whether the resignation reflects internal disturbance within the Karnataka unit of the Congress Party, Singh told ANI, "It is possible, but it shouldn't have happened."
The veteran party leader said that Krishna, being a reasonable man, wouldn't have taken the decision without any consideration and added that he would meet him to find out the exact reason.
"I am unable to understand as to why he suddenly resigned, given the fact we have elations coming in five states. I will meet him tomorrow and will talk to him. He is a reasonable person there might be a reason behind his decision," he said.
In written letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday, Krishna tendered his resignation from the membership of the party.
"I am herewith tendering my resignation to the primary membership of the Congress Party," it read.
The 84-year-old first became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1968 from Mandya.
Krishna led the Congress to victory in Karnataka in 1999 and served as the chief minister till 2004.
He also served as the governor of Maharashtra for the period 2004-2008.
Krishna was also made the minister for external affairs in Dr. Manmohan Singh's cabinet, and resigned from it in 2012.