Subramanian Swamy’s Janata Party merges with BJP
Moneylife Digital Team 12 August 2013

Dr Swamy said he hope to work together and work for the BJP along with his colleagues to see that a new future for India can be built in the coming months

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has merged his party with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2014 general elections.


Dr Swamy made the announcement in the presence of BJP president Rajnath Singh, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari.


After the merger, Dr Swamy said, “I am very pleased that the president of BJP and the leaders of BJP have welcomed me into BJP as a part of the merger process.”


He said the country is passing through “very difficult times” and “This is the time for unity, for national and nationalist purpose...I hope to work together and work for the Bharatiya Janata Party along with my colleagues to see that a new future for India can be built in the coming months.”


Before of the merger, Dr Swamy held discussions with senior BJP leaders at Rajnath Singh’s residence, which accepted the merger of his party in BJP and hoped it will make BJP stronger.


“Dr Subramanian Swamy is national president of Janata Party and he has decided that the Janata Party and BJP should merge. Today, I accept the merger of Janata Party with BJP. I am confident that with Swamy’s joining the BJP and the merger of his party will benefit the BJP...I welcome Dr Swamy in BJP,” Rajnath Singh said after Dr Swamy’s decision.


Singh said Dr Swamy has been a leader of the Jan Sangh earlier and has accepted that it is the need of the hour in national interest to work together and unite.


Dr Swamy has served as member of the Planning Commission and a former Cabinet Minister at the Centre and has been a five-time MP.


Swamy is an ardent proponent of Hindutva philosophy outside the Sangh Parivar and has been active in exposing the 2G Spectrum scam. He recently questioned the Jet-Etihad deal and also raised questions on the ownership of the Indian carrier.

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