Bhattarai's Naya Shakti Nepal to be declared party on June 12

KATHMANDU: The Naya Shakti Nepal, a political group led by former Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai, would declare itself as a political party on June 12.

Organising a press meet at its central office in Babarmahal of Kathmandu on Friday, the former prime minister said the Naya Shakti Nepal was organising its national assembly in the Capital from June 12 to 14.

The declaration ceremony would be held at the Dasharath Stadium on June 12 while the closed session of the party foundation national assembly at the Nepal Academy on next two days.

"A gathering assembly of as many as 100,000 founding members will declare the party with the oath taking programme," Bhattarai told journalists.

The organisation's secretariat meeting to be held on May 24-25 would finalise the party's statute, its political report and a plan for economic prosperity, according to Bhattarai.

The confident Bhattarai said his party would be able to cope with "challenges of the 21st century."

According to the Naya Shakti leader Khimlal Devkota, 14 sub-committees have been formed to organise the assembly in mid-June.

Bhattarai in September last year had severed ties with the then UCPN-Maoist and launched the new political campaign after few weeks.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)