Party sources said no decision or deliberation had taken place over whether or not the JD (U) will occupy any berths in the Union Council of Ministers.
Party leader KC Tyagi said Ansari has been "suspended from the parliamentary party" for attending the meeting. A day after meeting the Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, BJP chief Amit Shah stated that the JD (U) has formally been invited to join the NDA.
Explaining his break up from the mahagathbandhan the JD (U), President, Nitish Kumar had alleged that corruption is seeping in and ruining the alliance through Lalu Yadav and his clan.
Reasoning out the whole drama, Nitish Kumar reiterated that he quit the "grand alliance" in Bihar for the development of the state.
Yadav remained unfazed, asserting that the JD (U) "belonged to him and not just to Kumar". As far as party is concerned, it has already taken its decision. BJP president Amit Shah had extended the invite to Nitish during their meeting in Delhi on Friday.
During the previous NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Samata Party leader George Fernandes was the convenor and later the baton was passed on to Sharad Yadav when the NDA remained in the Opposition.
The JD (U) has 12 members in Parliament, two in the Lok Sabha and 10 in the Rajya Sabha. He has termed Kumar's move as a "betrayal with people's mandate". "I am not afraid of anyone as I stand by my principles", he added.
"We have the support of activists, students, and other social leaders". Now, that Sharad has been removed the party's leader post in Rajya Sabha, he will have to sit in the back benches. We are not going to get cowed down by such threats. We will go to the people.