KATHMANDU — Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has announced establishment of the Naya Shakti Nepal (New Force Nepal) as new political party under his leadership on Sunday amid a special ceremony held at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu.
Bhattarai also announced that the party would play an effective role as an alternative political force in presence of thousands of cadres.
Earlier, the party took out rallies from the different locations of the capital before the ceremony and apologized for inconveniences caused by it to the public.
Bhattarai also administered the oath to members of the party immediately after announcement of the establishment.
The party has said that over 100,000 of its members are taking en-masse oath as founding members in the ceremony today under the theme of ‘Economic Development, outlet for present Crisis.
On September 26 last year, Bhattarai had announced that he had severed ties with the then UCPN-Maoist claiming old political forces could not transform the nation into a prosperous one.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.