Economist Swarnim Wagle quits Nepali Congress

Economist Swarnim Wagle, who was affiliated with Nepali Congress (NC), has quit the party.

The former National Planning Commission vice chairman Wagle on Thursday in a message to Congress leaders including General Secretary duo Gagan Thapa and Bishwa Prakash Sharma, Wagle said he could not stay in the party due to continuous ‘insults and humiliations from Deuba-Arzu ’.

As reported, he has said he could rejoin the party if any of the four leaders would ever lead the Nepali Congress.

In a social media post, Wagle said he made a significant contribution to economic policy and planning, intellectual-theoretical discourse and training and the expansion of international legitimacy being associated with the party indirectly for 30 years and directly for the past 10 years.

He was the aspirant from Congress in the last year’s polls.

However, Wagle, who was a member of the manifesto drafting committee of the party, was denied an election ticket.

Wagle’s statement comes at a time when Rabi Lamichhane-led Rastriya Swatantra Party is claiming it will field Wagle in Tanahun 1 for the April 23 by-election.

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