Unification process with Federal Socialist Forum ended: Naya Shakti Coordinator Bhattarai

Naya Shakti


KATHMANDU, JULY 29: Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai has shared that the unification process with Upendra Yadav led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal has come to an end for the time being due to the differences in both parties’ structure and ideologies.

At a press conference organized in the capital on Friday to make public the decisions of party central committee and federal council, he also clarified there was no possibility of unification with CPN-Maoist Centre in which Dr Bhattarai was holding a senior position until he walked out of the party.

Applauding the government’s decision to hold provincial and federal election on the same day, Dr Bhattarai reiterated that the unification dream between these two parties would in no way be possible.

On the occasion, Naya Shakti shared that it has dissolved its central executive committee and has formed the first general convention committee under the convenorship of Dr Bhattarai.

The party also said that the party will hold its general convention in the opportune time after the provincial and federal elections to be held by January, 2018.

Dr Bhattarai, also former Prime Minister, has been entrusted with the responsibility to determine the names of the members to be inducted in the 151-member general convention organizing committee.

The party meeting held today has also passed various 12 proposals relating to the national and international concerns.

The newly formed party has also appealed to China and India for seeking resolution on the border dispute between the two in the northern area of Bhutan- Doklam and urged the neighbors to accord respect to each other’s sovereignty and seek peaceful resolution.

The meeting has also decided that the directly elected President and fully proportional parliament were essential in the country and unifications be made among the political forces subscribing to the similar ideologies of NSPN.

Civic awareness drive against the cases of corruption such as tax exemption of Ncell, decision of Tax Clearance Commission should be launched, the meeting decided.