Province Two Gets Named as Madhes Province and Janakpur becomes its Capital

  January 17, 2022 By: INSEC

The assembly meeting of Province 2 has decided the name of the province as ‘Madhes’ and has designated Janakpurdham as its provincial capital on January 17, 2022.

Out of 104 members of the provincial parliament, 99 were present on January 17. Of the total 99 provincial assembly members attending the meeting, 80 members voted in favour of naming the province Madhes while 34 votes were cast against it. Similarly, 78 votes were cast in favour of Janakpurdham as the provincial headquarters.

Ranjit Kumar Yadav, Secretary of the Provincial Assembly informed that among those present, 78 of them voted in the favour of making Janakpurdham its permanent capital.

Eighty Members of the Parliament have voted in favour of Madhes Province in the name of Province 2. Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal (JSPN), CPN (Maoist Centre) and the main opposition party Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party Nepal (LSPN) jointly registered the proposal to name the province Madhes at the provincial assembly and also supported the proposal of naming the capital of the province as “Janakpurdham”.

The decision was made after the process of secret voting.

Dipendra Prasad Singh