Swarnim Wagle, an economist and a former UN bureaucrat, has announced the end of his association with the Nepali congress, giving credence to speculations that he will be joining the Rashtriya Swatantra party.
Wagle wrote on his Facebook that the historic party, Nepali Congress, led by BP Koirala, Ganeshman Singh, Subaru Shumsher and Krishna Prasad Bhattarai is sieged by nepotism and favoritism compelled him to detach himself from the party.
Wagle who actively joined the Nepali Congress a decade ago had been Sher Bahadur Deuba’s appointee as the vice chairman of the National Planning Commission and was assigned to draft the party manifesto in the run up to the national election in November.
But he was denied the ticket to contest the parliamentary election.
He has further mentioned that he will come up with new public role with the upcoming new year 2080 BS.
Wagle’s announcement came in the midst of being approached by The Rashtriya Swatantra Party to contest as its candidate for the by-election from Tanahu parliamentary constituency vacated by Ram Chandra Poudel subsequent to his being elected the president.