Forum, Naya Shakti unify to form Samajwadi Party

Kathmandu, May 6

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal have unified to form a new ‘alternative’ party, Samajwadi Party Nepal.

The parties announced unification amidst a program held at the Nepal Academy in Kathmandu on Monday.

Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav will be the two chairmen of the party. Bhattarai will lead the party’s federal council whereas Yadav will be the chair of central committee.

In the overall ranking, Bhattarai will be above Yadav.

Both the leaders have signed a nine-point agreement finalising the unity.

Improved federal socialism will be the new party’s ideology.

“This merger has given a rise to a new alternative political force which will work for the better of the people,” the chairmen said during the inauguration.

They also said that the party would also push the government to form 11 provinces.

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