New Delhi: NDA on Sunday decided to take into its fold Janata Party headed by Subramnian Swamy, taking its number of allies to six.
The decision to include Janata Party as an ally was taken at a meeting of NDA floor leaders ahead of the Budget Session at the residence of BJP veteran L K Advani here.
"Swamy was keen to join the alliance and had been meeting the NDA leaders," senior BJP leader S S Ahluwalia told reporters after the meeting.
With this addition, the number of NDA allies will rise to six. The other five constituents of the combine are BJP, JD-U, Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena and Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A).
Athawale and Swamy were not part of the meeting as only floor leaders of the NDA were invited. The two parties have no representation in Parliament.