Forum Nepal, Naya Shakti form election coordination panel

KATHMANDU: The Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and the Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal on Friday formed a joint election coordination mechanism.

The two parties that are holding negotiation for merger have already decided to contest the local level elections with the same election symbol -- a hand holding a burning torch.

The mechanism comprises 12 members -- six each from both the sides.