Swamy & the NDA
BJP is considering including Subramanian Swamy’s Janata Party into the NDA. While the final decision on this has not yet been taken, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari is looking at the option seriously and has also spoken to senior BJP leaders, including L K Advani. Swamy is learnt to be keen to join the NDA and has already spoken to Gadkari about it, but the decision is still pending. While many senior leaders in the party are not averse to the idea of Swamy joining the NDA squad, the only hitch is with regard to apprehensions among some of the party seniors about whether Swamy’s “maverick” ways will work well for the NDA.