With the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka facing political crisis, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and newly elected vice-president Rahul Gandhi held detailed discussions with the former External Affairs Minister and senior party leader S.M. Krishna about the political scene ahead of the May Assembly elections here.

Mr. Krishna met the Congress president for half-an-hour during which they went over the recent political developments in the State apart from the poll strategies, sources said.

Apart from discussing the prospects of Congress in the coming elections, they also discussed “pros and cons” of what will happen if the Assembly elections were held ahead of the schedule, sources said, adding Mr. Krishna also met Rahul for about 40 minutes and discussed ways to galvanise the party in the State.

This is Mr. Krishna’s first meeting after he skipped the Congress Chintan Shivir at Jaipur and travelled to Vietnam to attend a conference.