"Nitish Kumar ka hum NDA mein swagat karenge, agar wo apna kadam NDA ki taraf badhaye to hum kadam se kadam milakar chalne ko taiyyar hai (We will welcome Nitish Kumar in the NDA. If he will move towards NDA, we will reciprocate and work in unity)," senior BJP leader Vinod Narayan Jha said in Patna.
Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that Nitish Kumar should join the NDA. "If Nitish Kumar joins the NDA, LJP will welcome him."
Mr Paswan added that Nitish Kumar is feeling uncomfortable in the Grand Alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.
Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the Opposition for fielding "Bihar ki beti (Bihar's daughter)" Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha Speaker, in the Presidential poll, to lose.
However, JD(U) leader Shayam Rajak said JD(U) is part of the Grand Alliance and it will not join the NDA.