KATHMANDU, Oct. 3 -- Former Prime Minister and Nepal Samajwadi Party Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that he will not contest the upcoming House of Representatives elections.

"I would like to politely inform everyone here that I will not be a candidate in the upcoming House of Representatives election," he wrote on Facebook. Earlier Dr Bhattarai had decided to contest the upcoming House of Representatives elections with the election symbol of the Maoist Center.

Bhattarai, who won the Constituent Assembly elections of 2064 BS and 2070 BS and the House of Representatives elections of 2074 BS, has said that he will not quit politics even if he does not contest the elections.

In his Facebook status, he has written that he will conti...