Bhattarai announces to launch 'new force' within month

NAWALPARASI: Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Monday announced that he would launch his much-hyped 'new force' within a month.

Talking to journalists in Sunawal of the district today, the leader, who recently quit the UCPN-Maoist and the Parliament, said he was consulting industrialists, businesspersons, politicians and members of the public from various districts with a view to launch the force.

"We have been holding campaigns of ideological debates in various districts," the former premier said, "We will announce the new power with a national commitment for economic development and prosperity, by unifying all the concepts."

Meanwhile, Bhattarai said the new force would be led by someone else.