Nepal | July 13, 2020

Progression to settle Province 2 name, HQs issues slows down

Brij Kumar Yadav
Share Now:

JANAKPURDHAM: The progression to settle the issues of name and permanent headquarters of Province 2 has retarded as the provincial assembly meeting scheduled for today was postponed with a notice until the next weekend.

The Province 2 government has been mulling over moving a proposal in Provincial Assembly to settle the issues of name and headquarters of the province.

The issue on the agenda has prolonged as proposals registered by various political parties regarding the name and headquarters of the province differ.

Province 2 Provincial Assembly Speaker Saroj Kumar Yadav said a parliamentary committee would be formed to achieve consensus among all the political parties. He opined that a provision could be made for the committee to undertake the task within a month and could take help from experts specialised in various sectors. Speaker Yadav expressed his belief that concurrence of name and headquarters of the province would deliver a positive message.

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Shatrudhan Mahato said that the political parties would reach consensus in a few months.

The Province 2 provincial assembly had appealed to political parties to file their recommendation on name and headquarters of the Province within August 22.

It has been reported that there is not much argument among NCP (NCP), ruling Samajwadi Party and Rastriya Janta Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and Nepali Congress (NC) on the recommendation of Janakpurdham as the headquarters of the province.

NC and Samajwadi Party, Parsa parliamentary party lawmakers have recommended Birgunj and the areas surrounding it as the headquarters of Province 2. The NCP (NCP) lawmakers concur with both NC and Samajwadi Party lawmakers regarding the name of headquarters while all four political parties differ the recommendation on the name of the province. The Samajwadi Party and the RJP-N have recommended ‘Madhes Pradesh’, NCP (NCP) has recommended ‘Janaki’ or ‘Janak’ while NC has recommended ‘Mithila-Bhojpura’ for the name of Province 2.

NCP (NCP) lawmaker Mahato expressed his view that ‘Mithila-Bhojpura’ and ‘Madhesh’ could be combined to name the province in order to reach consensus among the parties.

The lawmakers from Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari and Sarlahi districts have agreed with the proposed ‘Mithila’ as the name of the province. Likewise, lawmakers from Bhojpur, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa have also concurred with the name.

NC lawmaker Yadav said, “Unless the Samajwadi Party and the RJP-N insist on the proposed ‘Madhes Pradesh’, it will not be difficult to achieve consensus among the parties.”



Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Sankhuwasabha district

Landslide sweeps 8 houses, 11 missing in Sankhuwasabha

BHOJPUR: Eight houses have been washed away in Sisuwakhola of Silichong Rural Municipality-1 while eleven persons are currently untraceable after being wiped out by a landslip in Sankhuwasabha district. Landslides and floods triggered by the incessant rainfall swept away the houses in Besinda vil Read More...

About 33pc recovered from Covid-19 in Sudurpaschim province

DHANGADHI: As many as 1,268 persons have recovered from Covid-19 in Sudurpaschim province so far. This is about 33 per cent of the total infected persons in the province. According to the provincial Ministry of Social Development, 3,758 persons have been infected with the novel coronavirus in the Read More...


Sankhuwasabha landslide update: Four rescued alive, 11 still missing

BHOJPUR: As many as four persons that had gone missing along with 11 others, after a landslip swept them in Silichong Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha district on Sunday morning, have been rescued. According to the police, they had gone missing after the landslide triggered by continuous dow Read More...

Koshi River's water continues to rise, crosses warning level

KATHMANDU: As monsoon rains persist, the water level of the Koshi River continues to increase, making threats of related disasters even more pronounced in the surrounding areas. The Flood Forecasting Section of the Meteorological Forecasting Division has issued an alert for Letang, Morang and Dha Read More...

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

LONDON: Only five years ago, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron was celebrating a "golden era" in U.K.-China relations, bonding with President Xi Jinping over a pint of beer at the pub and signing off on trade deals worth billions. Those friendly scenes now seem like a distant memory. H Read More...

Aishwarya Rai, Aaradhya's swabs test positive for Covid-19; Jaya Bachhan tests negative

KTAHMANDU: Former Miss World, actor Aishwarya Rai and her daughter Aaradhya have tested positive for Covid-19. However, providing some respite for Bachchan family, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan tested negative for the infection. Health Minister of Indian state of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope took to Twi Read More...

In Pictures: NSU cadres protest price hike on petroleum products

Kathmandu, July 12 Nepal Student Union caders stage protest, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, against recent price hike on petroleum products. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT Read More...

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli wishes Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek speedy recovery

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today extended wishes of speedy recovery for Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Saturday. PM Oli sent his message across to the veteran actor and his son Abhishek Bachchan, also an actor, on Twitter. READ ALSO: Jaya Bachcha Read More...