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Former Nepal PM Bhattarai forms new party

Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai addresses the nation from his official residence to declare fresh elections for November 22, 2012 for the Himalayan republic after political parties failed to finalize the new constitution, in Kathmandu May 28, 2012. Nepal's warring political parties said on Sunday they had failed to narrow their differences sufficiently to agree on a new constitution for the Himalayan republic before a midnight deadline, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR32PTN

Kathmandu : Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai today announced the formation of a new political party Naya Shakti Nepal (New Force Nepal) under his leadership.

Bhattarai announced in the presence of his party cadres that his newly-formed party would play an effective role as an alternative political force, reports the Himalayan Times.

He also administered the oath to members of the party immediately after announcement of the establishment.

The party has claimed to have more than one lakh members from across the nation. (ANI)