Province 4 named Gandaki; Pokhara capital

- LAL PRASAD SHARMA, POKHARA

Jul 7, 2018-

Province 4 will now formally be known as Gandaki Province. A meeting of the Provincial Assembly on Friday endorsed the proposal to name the province as Gandaki with two-thirds majority.

Of the 56 provincial lawmakers, 54 voted for in favour of the proposal.

Two lawmakers from Naya Shakti Party voted against it.

Earlier on Monday, the Provincial Assembly meeting had declared Pokhara as the provincial capital with two-thirds majority.

As per the report presented by the parliamentary committee to study the possible name and capital of the province, 45.4 percent of the respondents had suggested Gandaki as the name of the province, while 34.12 percent were for naming the province Tamuwan Magarat.

Gorkha was the name recommended by 9.45 percent of the respondents, while the others opted for Dhaulagiri and other names.

The committee had conducted the survey in all 11 districts of the province on June 24. Seven

hundred and fifty one people had participated in the survey.

Published: 07-07-2018 07:29

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