Janakpurdham, January 17: The name and capital of State 2 have been decided as Madhes and Janakpur respectively.
A State 2 assembly meeting held on Monday passed the proposal on Madhes as the name of the state with a two-thirds majority during the second session of the assembly meeting Monday. As many as 80 of 99 lawmakers voted to name the province Madhes.
The ruling Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), Maoist center and the opposition Democratic Socialist Party (DSP), had jointly proposed the name Madhes. The JSP had 39 lawmakers, Maoist Center 8 and DSP 16 lawmakers, totaling 63 votes. The Nepal Federal Socialist Party, which has one seat in the state assembly, also supported the name along with 16 lawmakers from other parties.
Speaker Saroj Kumar Yadav said the name Madhes was approved by the voting.
Nepali Congress (NC) had proposed ‘Mithila Bhojpura’, CPN-Unified Socialist and CPN-UML together had proposed ‘Janaki’ and another NC lawmaker Rajeshwar Sah had proposed ‘Madhya Madhes’.
Likewise Janakpur was determined as the permanent capital of State 2.