I will not join BJP again, says Jaswant

New Delhi


 Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh Friday ruled out the possibility of his rejoining the party even if it showed willingness to re-induct him.

Asked during a meet-the-press event here if he would consider an invitation to rejoin the Bharatiya Janata Party if the party so intended, Jaswant Singh said: "I will not join the BJP."

He said he was a "swatantra" or independent leader now, but was not contemplating forming any independent political party.

The former defence and external affairs minister said he might extend issue-based support to the National Democratic Alliance, but that support may as well go to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance or the Third Front.

"If I feel the agenda of the UPA or a Third Front is for the greater good of the country, I may support them," said Jaswant Singh, who was expelled from the BJP following his decision to contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Barmer.- IANS