Janakpur: The name and capital of Province 2 has been decided by the provincial assembly today. In a vote held on Monday for the permanent capital and naming of Province 2, the capital Janakpur and the name ‘Madhesh Pradesh’ were passed by a two-thirds majority.
Out of a total of 103 members of the state assembly, 19 voted against the name. The main opposition Loktantrik Samajwadi Party had joint the proposal of the ruling Janata Samajwadi Party and the CPN-Maoist Center for ‘Madhesh Pradesh’.
Similarly, out of the 99 members of the state assembly present in favor of Janakpur as provincial capital, 78 had voted in favor and 21 had voted against.