Former Prime Minister and senior leader of Nepal Dr Baburam Bhattarai has quit UCPN (Maoist).
Amidst a press conference in Kathmandu on Saturday, September 26, 2015, Bhattarai had announced his detachment from UCPN (Maoist) and as a Constituent Assembly (CA) member.
Bhattarai said that he had already informed the UCPN (Maoist) chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal and CA chairman Subas Nembang regarding his decision.
Stressing on the need of new political force, Dr Bhattarai chose to live an ordinary life for now.
Meanwhile, UCPN (Maoist) has urged Bhattarai to rethink on his decision of quitting the party on Sunday, September 27, 2015.