New Delhi: Amid talk of a possible realignment of parties for formation of a Third Front, after including Maharashtra’s regional party Republican Party of India, the main opposition party BJP on Sunday included Subramanian Swamy's Janata Party as its ally to form the government.

The decision to include Janata Party as an ally was taken at a meeting of NDA leaders at the residence of BJP veteran LK Advani in New Delhi.

Speaking to media, BJP MP SS Ahluwalia claimed that this move will strengthen the alliance. He was quick to add that Swamy was keen to join the alliance and he had been meeting the NDA leaders.

With this addition, the number of NDA allies will rise to six. The remaining five constituents of the combine are BJP, JD(U), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), 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.